Guangdong has given out more than 100 million Covid-19 vaccination shots – 101,124,300 doses, to be precise – yet only 35.7 million people have received both doses, suggesting a coverage rate of just 28.35%.
The vaccine rollout is accelerating, however. Officials say the first 10 million doses took 108 days to administer, while the tenth 10 million doses took just five days. At this rate, a 40% coverage ratio is expected by the end of June for the province’s registered residents. In the second half of the year, Guangdong says it will further accelerate the vaccination rate for people over 18 years of age to build a population immune barrier before the end of the year.