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China searches for best tool kit to contain COVID-19

Country trying to strengthen lines of defense as pandemic persists

China had administered two shots of COVID vaccine to over a billion people as of Nov. 10. It started nationwide inoculations for children aged 3–11 in October.   © Reuters

Since late October, residents of northeast Beijing's Chaoyang district have received notices recommending a third shot of COVID-19 vaccine. People lined up for booster shots at long-closed neighborhood inoculation sites that reopened.

Beijing joined several Chinese cities and provinces offering boosters to the public as new outbreaks of the highly transmissible delta mutation spread, testing the country's yearlong immunization efforts.

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