Inkstone Index: China is giving its vaccines to the general public

Inkstone Index: China is giving its vaccines to the general public

The eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang is beginning to administer coronavirus vaccines to anybody who wants one. It will cost about $60 a pop.

$60: The cost of a new emergency use coronavirus vaccine in China.

The general public in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang can now get an “emergency use” coronavirus vaccine in the country’s first attempt to inoculate its population.

The vaccine will cost 400 yuan ($60) and will involve two shots administered 28 days apart.

The push for inoculation comes despite the fact that none of the vaccines in development have been officially approved. China currently has four vaccines that have entered phase three clinical trials, but none of them have passed. Much of the rest of the world is exercising extreme caution and will not administer vaccines before they receive regulatory approval.