CHINA 180,000 people in Guangdong receive COVID-19 vaccine candidates

CHINA

180,000 people in Guangdong receive COVID-19 vaccine candidates

Xinhua

10:57, December 24, 2020

GUANGZHOU, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) - Some 180,000 people with higher risks of coronavirus infection in south China's Guangdong Province have been given COVID-19 vaccine candidates as of Tuesday, the provincial government said on Wednesday.

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No serious side effects have been reported among the vaccine receivers, said the information office of the local government of Guangdong at a press briefing.

The vaccine candidates, still undergoing clinical trials, were made by the China National Biotec Group and Beijing-based Sinovac, said the office.

Guangdong has started a COVID-19 vaccination campaign among groups of people with higher risks of infection. They include medical workers, customs officers, primary-level epidemic prevention workers, overseas returnees, and people working in cross-border cold-chain logistics and isolation centers.

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