Since the relaxation of anti-COVID-19 measures in early December last year, China has faced a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. The government is prioritizing vaccination of the most vulnerable populations, including the elderly.
Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China at the opening of the annual meeting of the Chinese Parliament said that special attention should be paid to epidemic control and medical treatment of the elderly, children and population groups with underlying diseases .
The National Development and Reform Commission confirmed that China will continue to improve the vaccination rate among the elderly and promote the expansion and modernization of nursing resources. The commission stressed the need to continue efforts to ensure the production and supply of essential medical products. Large drugstore chains and online platforms will play an important role in improving the efficiency of drug distribution and delivery.