Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, started offering COVID-19 vaccines to teenagers between 15 and 17 years old on Aug 1. Those aged between 12 and 14 can also get vaccinated starting Sept 1.
Teenagers will also receive two doses, and the interval between each dose will be 21 to 56 days.
Teenagers must have their guardians sign an informed consent form before being vaccinated, and guardians must inform doctors about their children’s health.
Those who are allergic to any component of the vaccine or those with severe allergies to other vaccines, suffer from fever, acute illness, severe chronic diseases, or are in the acute phase of chronic diseases, have a history or family history of convulsions, epilepsy, encephalopathy, or psychiatric disorders, have uncontrolled epilepsy or other progressive neurological disorders, or have a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome should not be vaccinated at this time.
While being vaccinated, people must wear masks, maintain social distancing when queuing, and follow the guidance of staff.
So far, Guiyang has offered 3.7 million first doses of vaccines and about 3 million second doses. Because the COVID-19 Delta variant has recently been spreading in some cities and has caused outbreaks, Guiyang is encouraging more people to get vaccinated to help control the pandemic.