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Q&A: COVID-19 booster shots

Updated: Oct 26, 2021 Print
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A woman has her information registered before getting a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Xicheng District of Beijing, Oct 17, 2021. Beijing has begun to offer a third COVID-19 booster vaccine to people of higher risks in some neighborhoods. [Photo/Xinhua]

1. Can I get a COVID-19 booster shot?

COVID-19 booster shots are prioritized for four groups of people who have completed vaccination.

- Those at higher risk of contracting the virus, such as port, customs, aviation and health workers

- Those over 60 and individuals with weak immune systems

- Those planning to travel to high-risk areas

- People who will take part in major international or national events

- Members of the general public aged 18 and above can also apply for a booster shot if they meet requirements.

Caution: Those who experienced allergic reactions during their first or second COVID-19 vaccinations are not recommended to get a booster.

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