CHINA Oldest COVID-19 vaccine recipient in China aged 106


Oldest COVID-19 vaccine recipient in China aged 106


18:52, November 30, 2021

BEIJING, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The oldest COVID-19 vaccine recipient in China as of now is 106 years old, a Chinese health official said on Tuesday.

A medical worker administers a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine to a local resident at a temporary vaccination site in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 29, 2021. (Xinhua/Ren Chao)

Over 500 million doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines had been administered to people aged above 60 in and outside of China, Zheng Zhongwei, an official from the National Health Commission, told a press conference.

Chinese vaccines have shown a good safety level among the elderly, Zheng said, adding that the rate of adverse effects among those over 60 is slightly lower than the rate seen in the 18-59 age group.

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