COVID-19 vaccination bill reaches 120 bln yuan in China

BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- China has spent more than 120 billion yuan (around 18.9 billion US dollars) on COVID-19 vaccination, an expenditure within the limits of the country's medical insurance funds, said the National Healthcare Security Administration.

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So far, 3.2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered on the Chinese mainland, according to the administration.

China launched free programs to vaccinate its population against COVID-19 in February 2021. The cost of vaccine procurement and inoculation is mostly covered by the country's medical insurance funds and government budget.