A woman in Anhui province receives a coronavirus vaccine in May. Photo: STR/AFP
A woman in Anhui province receives a coronavirus vaccine in May. Photo: STR/AFP

Chinese health agency says coronavirus vaccines are voluntary despite local rules

  • National Health Commission’s statement comes days after dozens of counties and cities said access to public venues would be restricted for unvaccinated adults
  • The NHC says it ‘will continually pay attention to the use of compulsory means’ for vaccinations

A woman in Anhui province receives a coronavirus vaccine in May. Photo: STR/AFP
A woman in Anhui province receives a coronavirus vaccine in May. Photo: STR/AFP
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