Shanghai to start vaccination for foreign minors

The Chinese city of Shanghai, on the country’s central coast, started administering novel coronavirus disease vaccines to foreign recipients aged between 12 and 17 in the city on Wednesday, September 15, according to the office of the city’s epidemic prevention and control workgroup.

These foreign minors in the country’s biggest city can voluntarily use their passports, international travel documents, or identity certificates to make reservations for vaccination through an online platform of the local government.

Relevant information of parents or guardians, including names, certificates and phone numbers, were required to be provided simultaneously. Accompanied by their parents or legal guardians, the foreign minors must also sign their informed consent before their vaccination.

In June, China approved the emergency use of its domestic inactivated COVID-19 vaccines on minors aged 3 to 17.


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