A new estimate says up to 2.2 billion vaccine doses will need to be administered in China to achieve herd immunity. Photo: Reuters A new estimate says up to 2.2 billion vaccine doses will need to be administered in China to achieve herd immunity. Photo: Reuters
A new estimate says up to 2.2 billion vaccine doses will need to be administered in China to achieve herd immunity. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: China says up to 85 per cent of population needs to be vaccinated for herd immunity

  • New estimate from CDC expert comes after country reaches milestone of administering 1 billion Covid-19 doses
  • Shao Yiming says it is based on transmissibility of the virus and protection rate of jabs

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A new estimate says up to 2.2 billion vaccine doses will need to be administered in China to achieve herd immunity. Photo: Reuters A new estimate says up to 2.2 billion vaccine doses will need to be administered in China to achieve herd immunity. Photo: Reuters
A new estimate says up to 2.2 billion vaccine doses will need to be administered in China to achieve herd immunity. Photo: Reuters
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