Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Vaccine

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China to vaccinate 50m people in high-priority group by Lunar New Year
China to vaccinate 50m people in high-priority group by Lunar New Year
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Reuters is reporting that China plans to vaccinate 50 million people by the Lunar New Year in mid-February, with the Sichuan province starting the vaccination roll-out by early January. High-priority groups will receive the Covid-19 vaccination by Chinese firms Sinopharm and Sinovac Biotech Ltd first, these include health workers, police officers, firefighters, customs officers, cargo handlers, transport and logistics workers.

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Indonesia receives 1.2m Covid-19 vaccine doses from China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
Indonesia receives 1.2m Covid-19 vaccine doses from China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
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Indonesia has received its first shipment of China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd.'s Covid-19 vaccine on Sunday, so Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, while the country's food and drug agency have yet to evaluate the vaccine. Indonesia received 1.2 million doses in a first shipment but is set to receive another 1.8 million doses by January.