Residents receive Covid-19 vaccine in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, in June 2021. Photo: Xinhua Residents receive Covid-19 vaccine in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, in June 2021. Photo: Xinhua
Residents receive Covid-19 vaccine in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, in June 2021. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: China’s cities are in a race for herd immunity – but what does that mean?

  • Cities vulnerable to a high risk of imported cases, those near China’s borders or its largest cities were a priority and given wider vaccine availability
  • Experts agree that at least 70 per cent of the population must be immune for herd immunity but after that opinions vary about level and duration of protection

Topic |   Chinese coronavirus vaccines
Residents receive Covid-19 vaccine in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, in June 2021. Photo: Xinhua Residents receive Covid-19 vaccine in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, in June 2021. Photo: Xinhua
Residents receive Covid-19 vaccine in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, in June 2021. Photo: Xinhua
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