The story appears on

Page A7

October 28, 2021

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro

COVID-19 jabs now available for local children

Shanghai will start vaccinating residents aged between 6 and 11 from 8pm today.

According to the leadership office for COVID-19 prevention and control in Shanghai, children in this age group can book their vaccinations via the health cloud app, or Jiankangyun.

Minors should be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the vaccination site at which they’ve made their reservation at the appointed time.

There are three kinds of inactivated vaccines available for children. They are developed by Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Co, Wuhan Institute of Biological Products Co and Sinovac Biotech.

All require two shots with an interval of 3 to 8 weeks.

The amount of dose given to this age group is the same as that for adults. The vaccination is free of charge.

People who need to be accompanied by parents or guardians also need to bring along their ID cards or hukoubu (book of registered permanent residency). They need to show the bar codes they received when booking the vaccination and sign an informed consent form before inoculation.

They will undergo a 30-minute medical observation after receiving the vaccine.

A light and healthy diet is suggested after inoculation and spicy food and seafood should be avoided. For any questions about the vaccination, people can call 12320, the city’s health care hotline.

Meanwhile, the first batch of 21 medical facilities in Shanghai will start to offer 24-hour nucleic acid testing from today, the Shanghai Health Commission has announced.

The 21 medical facilities are district- or city-level comprehensive hospitals covering all the 16 districts to achieve a full-coverage service. The 24-hour service is in line with the national government’s requirement and is aimed at enhancing epidemic prevention and control during the imminent winter season as well as the safety of the 4th China International Import Expo, to be held in the city on November 5-10, it said.

All the medical facilities offer online reservation and result checks. Each district will also arrange more facilities to offer round-the-clock nucleic acid testing in the next step.

Moreover, medical facilities with higher capability will further shorten the time to get the test result and try to offer the result within six hours for the convenience of the public, especially those undergoing voluntary testing.

To meet the demand of CIIE participants, the city has designated 37 medical facilities which will offer green channels for their nucleic acid tests, officials said.

The city will step up epidemic inspection and monitoring in local hospitals, which, on their part, will enhance supervision of patients by checking their health code, travel history and temperatures strictly.

Those suspected of being COVID-19 positive will not be allowed to leave the hospital until all doubts are cleared.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend