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China's Vaccine Market Gets Boost From Government Cash Injections

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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HONG KONG - Vaccine makers, both global and domestic, face extraordinary opportunities in China as the government tackles preventable diseases as part of its push to expand healthcare services

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