Dear foreign friends in Nanchang,
The Chinese government attaches great importance to the safety and health of foreign nationals in China. In order to build a most effective defense barrier, China has extended the scope of domestic vaccination to the appropriate age group of foreigners in China. The general feedback from inoculated foreigners was: safe, effective and acceptable.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, China has been committed to its own vaccine research and development, and a variety of domestic vaccines have been put into large-scale use. By August 1st, 2021, COVID-19 vaccinations in China have exceeded 1.6 billion doses. Adhering to the concept of a Community of Common Health for Mankind, the Chinese government has exported and provided more than 700 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines over 120 countries and regions, which exceeds the total number from the rest of the world.
According to relevant authoritative data, China-made vaccines show good effectiveness and safety. Due to the well prevention and control of the epidemic, most of the Phase III clinical tests of China vaccines are being carried out abroad. According to the world’s first data on the protective effect of China’s inactivated vaccines in the real world released by Chile recently, the number of hospitalizations, severe illnesses and deaths caused by COVID-19 infection in the population after receiving Chinese vaccination was significantly reduced.
In addition, according to the available monitoring data, China vaccine still has good protection against different variants. Research results based on statistics from Delta patients in Guangzhou in May show that China vaccines offered protection against the new virus. The protective effect of China vaccine in cases of severe symptoms was 100%, and protection for moderate, mild, and asymptomatic patients was 76.9%, 67.2%, and 63.2% respectively.
According to the unified deployment of the joint prevention and control mechanism of the State Council, Nanchang has launched the COVID-19 vaccination for foreigners in Nanchang. According to the principle of informed, voluntary, self-financed and risk-taking, the population of the appropriate age (18 years old or above) among the foreigners in Nanchang has been included in the coverage of COVID-19 vaccination (marketing stage) since May 21st.
Foreign nationals meeting the requirements for vaccination may book your vaccination in the following ways: Those who have an employer are supposed to apply to your employer who will collect the booking information and make appointment with the local health authority; individuals without an employer may book your vaccination with the community (village) where you live, which will collect the booking information and make appointment with the local health authority.
Foreign nationals who have been covered by Jiangxi’s social medical insurance scheme may take vaccine free of charge by presenting due insurance document at the vaccination site. Those who have not should bear the cost of RMB 100 per dose on their own.
Before the vaccination, an informed consent and a letter of commitment need to be signed at the same time. You should also take personal protection measures and inform medical staff on site of your health condition so that they can decide if you are suitable for inoculation or not.
You should stay at the vaccination site for 30 minutes of observation after getting vaccinated, and may then leave if you have no adverse reaction. Keep the injection point dry on the day of vaccination and pay attention to personal hygiene. You should immediately seek medical help and inform the vaccine provider if you develop a persistent fever or other persistent symptoms.
China’s vaccines are safe, effective and well-accepted at home and abroad. As the risk of virus infection continues to increase, we remind all foreign friends in Nanchang again that for your health and safety, please register for vaccination in time.
Thank you for your understanding and support, and wish you a successful career and a happy life in Nanchang.
Foreign Affairs Office of Nanchang Municipal People’s Government