China : Beijing begins offering Covid booster dose

China : Beijing begins offering Covid booster dose

China : Beijing begins offering Covid booster dose

Chinese authorities have started to offer booster shots against Covid19 in and around Beijing, as the city is to host Winter Olympics in four months.

The shots will be administered to people aged 18 and above who have been fully vaccination and to those who belong to the risk groups.

As of now, Beijing has finished inoculating over 97% of its adult population with both vaccine doses. The city, along with the entire county has been adhering to border closures and strict targeted lockdowns.

China has started shutting down schools, cancelling hundreds of flights and ramping up mass testings following a new outbreak of Covid-19. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled in affected regions while local authorities have asked citizens not to go out until necessary.