Beijing’s health chief says that China will not massively vaccinate its population, because Kovid-19 has been wiped out in the country,
- Dr. Gao said vaccines are not needed unless there is a major outbreak
- The head of China’s CDC did not dismiss the need for nationwide vaccines in the future
- However, he said that priority should be given to medical staff
Beijing’s health chief has said that China will not undertake large scale vaccination on its population as Kovid-19 has been largely wiped out in the country.
Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Gao Fu said that there would be a widespread need for vaccination of coronovirus only when there is another major outbreak.
According to the CDC chief of China, extensive vaccination in the country would be unnecessary while keeping the virus under control, although he did not rule out their need in the future.
The country recorded 29 new cases and no new deaths overnight, leading to a total number of 90,107 infections and 4,734 deaths.
China News Service quoted Dr. “It’s a risk and return issue,” Gao said.
He admitted that there should be ‘mass vaccination of residents’, matching another outbreak that arose in Wuhan late last year.
However, he said that for the first batch of vaccines, border medical staff and epidemic prevention workers should be given priority.
Security personnel then take priority, followed by cleaning employees and civil servants working in crowded areas.
Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), Dr. Nationwide coronovirus vaccination will be required only when another major outbreak occurs, Gao Fu said. Above, during a press conference in January, Dr. An image of sing fu
Scientists around the world are working to develop a vaccine for Kovid-19. China is developing at least eight vaccine candidates as it is determined to be the first country in the world to have a successful vaccination for the pathogen.
Dr. Gao Fu previously said that China’s first coronavirus vaccine could be ready by September.
The country is competing first with the US and British companies to help end the epidemic – a feat that would be both a scientific and political victory.
Last month, Dr. Gao Fu revealed that he had been injected with an experimental coronavirus vaccine. He also said that when he himself is approved, when taking himself was an attempt to persuade the public.
In June, Dr. Gao was a candidate on paper, a coauthor presenting an ‘inactive’ vaccine created by growing the entire virus in a laboratory and then killing it. That candidate is being developed by an affiliate of state-owned SinoPharm.
The company had previously said in an online post that 30 employees, including top officials, had helped its vaccine in ‘preliminary testing’ in March, before it was approved for its initial human study.