Shanghai Covid-19 Vaccine Information
It has now been over a year since the world discovered the global Covid-19 pandemic, and the main concern is how to get vaccinated. To fight against this virus, and hope for a return to normalcy as quickly as possible, here are the steps to follow to get vaccinated in Shanghai.
What vaccine can I have in Shanghai?
Unlike the rest of the world, it is impossible to find more than one type of Vaccine in Shanghai, the only ones available on the market are those approved by the Chinese government.
However, it is currently not possible to choose the vaccine in Shanghai. We must therefore be careful with people at risk, according to current recommendations on vaccination, only so-called live attenuated vaccines are contraindicated in these people. But the other vaccines, qualified as inert, are feasible and most anti-covid-19 vaccines can therefore be practiced.
People at risk:
- People with severe allergies to drugs
- Pregnant women
- People who are immunocompromised (such as people with cancer)
- Sinopharm Beijing / Wuhan
– Estimated efficiency rate: 50 ~ 60%
– Authorized for people aged 16 and over.
– Two doses required
– Estimated efficiency rate: 65%.
– Authorized for people aged 18 and over.
– Two doses required
Who can get vaccinated and when?
The immunization schedule can be affected by the vaccine supply and the government.
As a priority, the government has vaccinated all healthcare workers fighting against Covid-19. For the rest of the population, vaccinations began with people at risk, such as people over the age of 70, or less physically, as well as people working in high-risk environments or in environments increasing the spread as well as in the large minority populating Chinese soil.
Vaccination is now open to expatriates, since March 29, provided they have a resident permit.
How to make an appointment?
Shanghai expatriates who want to be vaccinated voluntarily can book online through the “Jian Kang Yun” app (Healthcare Cloud). The vaccine used in Shanghai is an inactivated two-shot vaccine made in China.
How much does the vaccine cost?
On the territory:
If you are covered by Chinese Social Security you can receive the same treatment as all insured Chinese citizens, otherwise it will be at your expense, 100 yuan per injection.
Prices can vary from single to double depending on the country, which is why we advise you to check whether your current insurance includes the price of the vaccination for you and your family.
While waiting to get vaccinated
The best way to fight this virus while waiting to get vaccinated and reach a necessary vaccination threshold is still to apply the barrier gestures recommended by governments around the world, and to carry out regular tests.
It is therefore necessary to make sure you have good coverage in case you want to be vaccinated in your country of origin or even to perform regular tests to ensure your good health.
Our advisers can help you in this process and check if your insurance meets all your needs. Contact us to know more.