China begins vaccinating foreigners against COVID-19

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Published: 2021-03-27 10:53

Last Updated: 2021-04-17 14:59


China begins vaccinating foreigners against COVID-19
China begins vaccinating foreigners against COVID-19

The Foreign Affairs Office in the Chinese capital, Beijing, said Saturday that they have begun to vaccinate foreigners in the city using coronavirus vaccines.

The office statement said that foreigners aged 18 years and over, according to the principle of voluntary participation and after giving informed consent and taking personal responsibility for the risks, can receive the vaccine, explaining that the inactivated SARS-Cove-2 vaccines will be used locally, with the obligation to receive two doses.

The statement added that foreigners wishing to receive the vaccine can check notices issued by their work offices, schools, or residential neighborhoods in which they live, and obtain appointments through these institutions.

After obtaining the vaccination date, individuals can obtain the vaccine in areas not far from their work or residence, according to the arrangement of the local neighborhood authorities, and whoever wishes to receive the vaccine must present passports and valid residence permits at the site where they receive the vaccine.

Foreigners covered by the Beijing Social Medical Insurance System can get the vaccine free of charge by showing relevant insurance documents, while those not covered must pay 93.5 yuan ($ 14.4) per dose.