COVID-19 Vaccination is Available for Foreign Nationals in Wenzhou
According to the relevant notification and requirements of Zhejiang Provincial COVID-19 Prevention and Control Office, COVID-19 Vaccination is available for foreign nationals in Wenzhou by making an appointment in advance.
1. Target population
From this very day, foreign nationals at the age of 18 and above in Wenzhou (except for tourist visa holders and foreign Chinese, and foreign Chinese will be arranged separately) can make an appointment for COVID-19 Vaccination with relevant departments based on the principle of "voluntary application and informed consent".
2. The way of vaccination appointment
Foreign nationals in Wenzhou who are eligible for taking vaccines may make the vaccination appointment through the following two ways: 1) if foreign nationals are employed, they can make the appointment through the employer, and their employer will collect all the information and book for its employees with the local health department; 2) if not, they can make the appointment through the local Foreign Affairs Office, and the FAO will collect all the information and book for them with the local health department.
3. Cost of vaccination
Foreign nationals who have been covered by Wenzhou’s social medical insurance scheme may take vaccine free of charge by presenting due insurance document at the vaccination site, same as Chinese citizens. Those who have not should bear the cost of RMB 200 on their own. Preferential policies for foreign nationals in special employment and study shall be implemented in accordance with the unified policies of relevant departments.
4. Documents needed
Foreign nationals should provide valid documents when making appointments and present valid foreign permanent resident ID card, passports or residence permits at the vaccination site. Please make sure that relevant documents are valid on the date of taking each dose.
5. Papers to sign
Before inoculation, foreign nationals will be required to sign both a letter of informed consent and a statement of bearing personal responsibility for all risks associated with vaccination. You should also take necessary precautions and inform the on-site medical professionals of your health condition (including but not limited to whether having underlying diseases and whether being a cured case of COVID-19 ) so that they can decide if you are suitable for inoculation or not.
6. Matters needing attention
You should stay at the vaccination site for 30 minutes of observation after getting vaccinated, and may then leave if you have no adverse reaction. Keep the injection point dry on the day of vaccination and maintain personal hygiene. You should immediately seek medical help and alert the vaccine provider if you develop a persistent fever or other symptoms. The designated treatment hospitals for suspected cases of abnormal reaction to the vaccine for foreign nationals in Wenzhou are the 1st Affiliated Hospital and the 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University.
7. Vaccination certificate
When completing the vaccination, you can get the COVID-19 vaccination certificate from the staff at the vaccination site.
8. Personal prevention and control measures after vaccination
Vaccination will produce immunity from COVID-19 and greatly reduce infection risks. However, no vaccine is 100% effective; some people may have insufficient antibodies after taking vaccine and they can still be vulnerable to infection, especially when an immunologic barrier is not yet created. So it is important that you should wear masks, wash hands regularly, and keep social distance.