China has started offering free shots of COVID-19 vaccines among some key groups of individuals, and will expand the range to others as more vaccines become available. Here we've provided answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines.
Q: What people are in the priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination?
A: Vaccines will be given first to priority groups with a high potential risk of infection including:
Inspection and quarantine staff handling cold-chain products
Workers loading, unloading and transporting cargo at ports
People whose work is related to transportation
Staff at border ports
Public security officers, firefighters and community workers
Workers at water, electricity, heating and gas utility companies
Those who work in logistics, elderly care, sanitation and cremation and burial industries
Those who will work or study in countries and regions with a medium- or high-risk of exposure to the virus