Why vaccine hesitancy persists in China — and what they’re doing about it

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A billboard in Beijing promotesi vaccination. The problem of under-vaccination is most acute among the elderly. According to the government, around 30% of people aged 60 and up — roughly 80 million people — were not vaccinated and boosted as of Nov. 11.

The reluctance of many citizens — especially the elderly — to get vaccinated is a problem for a government facing intense pressure to roll back strict COVID policies.

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