With vaccination being underway, from Aug 1, children aged 12 to 17 are eligible to be inoculated in Zhejiang.
Starting from Aug 20, schools within the province will hold a vaccine drive for all of their students.
Although fewer children have seen infected with COVID-19 compared to adults, the more people get vaccinated and immunized, the earlier the community immunity can be reached, says Health Commission of Zhejiang Province.
As of July 27, 46.9 million, or 87% of the adults, regardless of their nationality, have been vaccinated. Zhejiang is expanding the vaccination efforts to a larger population in response to the call of the country.
To support vaccine accessibility, more mobile vaccination vehicles and pop-up sites will be set up in public places such train stations, supermarkets, enterprises and schools, so that people can get inoculated wherever possible.