China state media outlet warns against 'crude' efforts to get people vaccinated

BEIJING (Reuters) – Some local authorities in China have resorted to “simple and crude” measures to push people into getting COVID-19 vaccines, a state media outlet said on Wednesday, warning against such behaviour as China ramps up its inoculation efforts. Shanghai and the provinces of Hubei and Heilongjiang have stressed they will treat vaccination as an important “political task”, government websites and official media reports showed, while some Beijing districts have handed out shopping coupons or groceries as incentives, and given certificates to businesses where vaccination rates among s…

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