Free COVID vaccinations for eligible residents of Haikou City.

From March 5, people that live in Haikou are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge.

Those aged between 18 and 59 who are currently living in Haikou and want to be vaccinated can register and make an appointment at their neighborhood committee

The vaccine that is used in Haikou is the inactivated vaccine from the SINOPHARM Group.

The phase 3 clinical data has showed that the vaccine protection rate is above 70%, which is higher than the protection rate which is required by the World Health Organization (50%).

The positive conversion rate of neutralizing antibodies and the protection rate of critical illness were close to 100%.

Preliminary tests have shown that after 28 days of inoculation, more than 90% of recipients had produced antibodies, with an obvious protective effect.

Current evidence suggests that antibody levels can be maintained at a high level beyond 6 months, which meets the requirements of the World Health Organization.

Side effects

A small number of people have incurred, redness, swelling, induration (localized hardening of soft tissue of the body), and some pain at the inoculation site after receiving the vaccine.

A very small number of people have had symptoms such as fever, fatigue, nausea, headache and muscle aches.

Those affected by symptoms usually do not need to be treated and have self-recovered in 1-2 days.

So far more than 40 million doses have been administered nationwide.

Vaccination requires 2 injections with an interval between the two of 14-28 days. If you have not been vaccinated for the second dose after 28 days, you must complete the cycle as soon as possible for full immunity protection.

Precautions

Before the vaccination:

You should bring the relevant documents (ID card, passport). It is also required to wear loose clothes and wear a mask on the day of vaccination when visiting the clinic.

During vaccination:

Cooperate with on-site vaccination staff and provide truthful personal health status information.

After vaccination:

You should stay in the observation area for 30 minutes, you are only allowed to leave the area under abnormal situations.

Keep the skin of the vaccination are clean and avoid scratching. In case of any discomfort such as fever or rash, please seek medical advice and report to the vaccination unit in due time.

Shower and bathing after vaccination

Vaccination staff often tell the recipients not to shower and bathe on the day of vaccination, the main purpose is to prevent the vaccination area from getting infection, and to reduce local reactions.

However, you can shower after vaccination with COVID (including other vaccines). Avoid excessive pressing and irritation when bathing, keep the vaccinated area clean after bathing.

Who is not suitable for COVID-19 vaccination?

Under 18 years old, above 60 years old

Those people who’ve had severe allergic reaction occur from previous vaccinations

Those with hemorrhagic diseases

People with neurological or mental illness

People with serious liver and kidney diseases

People suffering from hypertension, diabetes complications, malignant tumours, immune deficiency and other diseases that cannot be controlled by drugs

During pregnancy and lactation

Vaccinations will be postponed in the event of various acute-onset diseases.

Do I still need to wear a mask after vaccination?

Answer: Yes.

Before a complete population immune barrier is established, even if part of the population has been vaccinated, people’s awareness of prevention and control measures should not be relaxed.

On the one hand, the vaccination success rate is not 100%, and a small number of people who have been vaccinated may get sick during the epidemic.

On the other hand, in the absence of an immune barrier, the new coronavirus is still easy to spread.

Therefore, after vaccination, it is still necessary to carry out personal protective measures, wash hands frequently, be in well-ventilated areas, do not gather in large groups and wear masks.

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