CHINA 73,537 people in Beijing receive COVID-19 vaccine with no serious adverse reaction

CHINA

73,537 people in Beijing receive COVID-19 vaccine with no serious adverse reaction

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21:39, January 03, 2021

Since January 1, a total of 73,537 people have received a COVID-19 vaccination at 220 inoculation sites in the Beijing, with no serious adverse reactions occurred so far, Gao Xiaojun, inspector and spokesman of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Health said at a media conference on Sunday.

People prepare to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on Saturday at an inoculation site in Beijing. (Photo: CFP)

Gao said individuals who need to travel abroad for business or educational purposes could apply for the vaccination at the local subdistrict (township) or community service station.

They must provide a local residence booklet or residence permit, passport and visa (not including visa-free or visa-on-arrival countries) for examination.

Other necessary documents include air tickets, certificates issued by labor service companies, admission letters or invitations issued by overseas schools, and so on. After passing the check, they can go to a designated inoculation institution for vaccination.

Xu Hejian, spokesperson of Beijing Municipality, said that the overall situation of the pandemic in Beijing is under control, but there are still sporadic cases.

“Holidays bring transmission risks. The situation remains grim and complex. The risk of transmission of the virus exists everywhere and at any time. We must pay great attention to the uncertainty of the situation in winter,” Xu said.

Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention, announced a new confirmed locally transmitted case: an 8-month-old baby whose mother and grandmother were diagnosed on Thursday.

During the medical observation period with the father, the child refused to eat milk powder due to the absence of the mother and emotional stress. The hotel and the epidemic control and prevention authority provided a refrigerator, milk warming equipment, and other supplies immediately. Five kind-hearted mothers provided frozen breast milk, and the child’s mood returned to normal after drinking the breast milk.

(Compiled by Peng Temin)

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