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400 expats receive COVID-19 jab at Xuhui hospital

Nearly 400 expatriates received the COVID-19 vaccination at Jiahui International Hospital in Xuhui District yesterday.

COVID-19 vaccination for the city’s expatriates rolled out in late March.

Foreigners can register for the service by scanning the “Jiankangyun” QR code. After scanning, they will receive a confirmation on their phone, and can then visit the designated venue for the shot at the allotted time.

A China-made inactivated vaccine is used at present. Expats who have Chinese social insurance get the shots for free, while others have to pay 100 yuan (US$15.34) per dose.

The shots have to be taken twice.

There is strong demand for the vaccine among foreigners, but many found it difficult to secure an appointment.

Designating the hospital as a vaccination site specifically for foreigners aims at a smoother and more efficient rollout of the jab to the foreign community.

A total of 367 expats registered for yesterday’s service at the hospital, according to the Xuhui District Foreign Affairs Office. “This is mainly aimed at those companies and the high-level administrators there, as they have high demand to get the vaccine, so the Xuhui District government appointed our hospital to give the vaccine to this group of foreigners,” said Dr John Hsiang, Chief Medical Officer of Jiahui Health and Clinical President of Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital.


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