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China to start vaccinating children to age 3 as cases spread

China to start vaccinating children to age 3 as cases spread

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Children as young as three will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76% of the population has been fully vaccinated and authorities are maintaining a zero-tolerance policy toward outbreaks

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Children as young as three will start receiving COVID-19 vaccines in China, where 76% of the population has been fully vaccinated and authorities are maintaining a zero-tolerance policy toward outbreaks.

Local city and provincial level governments in at least five provinces issued notices in recent days announcing that children ages 3-11 will be required to get their vaccinations.

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The expansion of the vaccination campaign comes as parts of China take new clampdown measures to try to stamp out small outbreaks.

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Gansu, a northwestern province heavily dependent on tourism, closed all tourist sites Monday after finding new COVID-19 cases

Residents in parts of Inner Mongolia have been ordered to stay indoors due to an outbreak there

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