Some local Beijing communities start giving seniors Covid-19 shots, contrary to guidelines

Some local Beijing communities start giving seniors Covid-19 shots, contrary to guidelines

The Straits Times - Asia·2021-03-01 17:03

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Some local communities in Beijing have started giving Covid-19 vaccine doses to people older than 60, even as the city's disease-control authorities publicly advises this age group against inoculation.

In some countries, including the United States and Britain,people older than 65 are among top priority groups in their Covid-19 vaccination roll-outs, as the elderly have a higher risk of death and hospitalisation after contracting the virus compared to younger adults.

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