Fuzhou started COVID-19 vaccination for foreign nationals. Foreign nationals in Fuzhou aged 18 and above are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by China (already launched in the market), on an informed and voluntary basis with the risks undertaken by themselves.
China’s domestic inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccines will be used, and two doses are required.
Appointments for inoculation can be made in the following ways:
1. Foreign nationals working in Fuzhou can make appointments through their employers; foreign teachers and students in Fuzhou colleges and universities can make appointments through such institutions.
2. Other foreign nationals in Fuzhou can make online appointments via Min Zheng Tong APP, or WeChat official accounts of Fujian Provincial Center for Disease Control & Prevention (FJCDC), Fuzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Rong Yi Tong, or at designated vaccination hospitals and health service centers. List of designated vaccination sites attached.
Covid-19 inoculation is free of charge for foreign nationals covered by social medical insurance of Fuzhou and Fujian. Those not covered should bear a tentative cost of RMB 120 per dose on their own, including RMB 90 per vaccine (on the basis of the vaccine type and its procurement price) and RMB 30 for inoculation service (guided by the service charge standard for inoculation of vaccines out of the immunization program of Fujian).
Either a foreign permanent resident ID card or a valid passport with valid residence permit shall be presented at the vaccination site. Those who have covered by China’s national social medical insurance scheme may present due insurance document at the vaccination site. Before the administration of vaccines, documents including Informed Consent Form and Disclaimer of Liabilities need to be signed, proper health protocols need to be followed, and health conditions need to be honestly revealed to the on-site health professionals to determine each individual’s fitness for vaccination. After vaccination, stay in an observation area for 30 minutes and make sure no adverse reactions occur before leaving. Pay close attention to personal health status within 14 days of inoculation and seek medical advice promptly in case of any adverse response.
Vaccination can reduce infection risks. However, no vaccine is 100 percent effective. It is important to maintain good hygiene habits, including wearing masks, washing hands regularly, and keeping social distance. When necessary, foreign nationals should take nucleic acid test as required.
Contacts of Fuzhou Foreign Affairs Office are: 87622096, 87620010.