China races to vaccinate elderly, but many are reluctant


              An elderly man gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at a community health center in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province on Dec. 9, 2022. The National Health Commission announced a campaign on Nov. 29 to raise the vaccination rate among older Chinese, which health experts say is crucial to avoiding a health care crisis. It's also the biggest hurdle before the ruling Communist Party can lift the last of the world’s most stringent antivirus restrictions. (Chinatopix Via AP)
            
              Elderly residents gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at a community health center in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province on Dec. 9, 2022. The National Health Commission announced a campaign on Nov. 29 to raise the vaccination rate among older Chinese, which health experts say is crucial to avoiding a health care crisis. It's also the biggest hurdle before the ruling Communist Party can lift the last of the world’s most stringent antivirus restrictions. (Chinatopix Via AP)
            
              A nurse prepares a shot of COVID-19 vaccine at a community health center in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province on Dec. 9, 2022. The National Health Commission announced a campaign on Nov. 29 to raise the vaccination rate among older Chinese, which health experts say is crucial to avoiding a health care crisis. It's also the biggest hurdle before the ruling Communist Party can lift the last of the world’s most stringent antivirus restrictions. (Chinatopix Via AP)
            
              Du Ming, a 100-year-old man who has been vaccinated against COVID-19, sits in his wheelchair to get some sun with his caretaker Li Zhuqing at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. Du Ming's son arranged to have the 100-year-old vaccinated, according to the caretaker. Chinese authorities are going door to door and paying people who are older than 60 to get vaccinated against COVID-19. (AP Photo/Wayne Zhang)
            
              Fu, a 76-year-old man who wants to be vaccinated but has diabetes and high blood pressure, speaks while wearing a mask at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. Chinese authorities are going door to door and paying people who are older than 60 to get vaccinated against COVID-19. (AP Photo/Wayne Zhang)
            
              Fu, a 76-year-old man who wants to be vaccinated but has diabetes and high blood pressure, walks with the aid of a stick at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. Chinese authorities are going door to door and paying people who are older than 60 to get vaccinated against COVID-19. (AP Photo/Wayne Zhang)
            
              An elderly woman gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at a community health center in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province on Dec. 9, 2022. The National Health Commission announced a campaign on Nov. 29 to raise the vaccination rate among older Chinese, which health experts say is crucial to avoiding a health care crisis. It's also the biggest hurdle before the ruling Communist Party can lift the last of the world’s most stringent antivirus restrictions. (Chinatopix Via AP)
            
              Li Liansheng, a 64-year-old man who had been vaccinated before he caught COVID-19, speaks about concerns of his friends about fevers, blood clots and other side effects of getting vaccinated at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. Chinese authorities are going door to door and paying people who are older than 60 to get vaccinated against COVID-19. (AP Photo/Wayne Zhang)
            
              A nurse prepares a shot of COVID-19 vaccine at a community health center in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province on Dec. 9, 2022. The National Health Commission announced a campaign on Nov. 29 to raise the vaccination rate among older Chinese, which health experts say is crucial to avoiding a health care crisis. It's also the biggest hurdle before the ruling Communist Party can lift the last of the world’s most stringent antivirus restrictions. (Chinatopix Via AP)
China races to vaccinate elderly, but many are reluctant