Covid-19 Vaccination for International Students,What You Should Know？
In order to ensure students’ health and build a safe campus for epidemic prevention and control, in accordance with Nanjing Municipal Policy and the existing situation of campus epidemic prevention and control, Nanjing University of Science and Technology is now rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination for all SIE students in China.
Q1: What vaccine is currently used in Nanjing? How to vaccinate?
Nanjing City currently uses a whole virus inactivated vaccine, which is a vaccine prepared by a certain method to make the new coronavirus lose its infectivity and replication ability while retaining the activity of causing the human immune response. Two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are required. The recommended interval between the two doses is ≥3 weeks, and the second dose should be completed as soon as possible within 8 weeks. If 8 weeks have passed for special reasons, the second shot must be completed as soon as possible, so as to get the full immune protection effect.
Q2;What is the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine?
The preliminary test showed that more than 90% of the recipients would produce antibodies after 28 days of inoculation, and the protective effect was obvious. A few people have swelling, induration and pain at the inoculation site after inoculation, and a few people have symptoms such as fever, fatigue, nausea, headache and muscle soreness, which usually need no treatment and can recover by themselves in 1-2 days. At present, more than 15 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been inoculated in China, which proves that the vaccine in China is safe.
Q3:In case of allergic condition, can the person receive vaccination?
In case of symptoms of allergy to “any vaccine”, or adverse reactions to other vaccines in the past, it is not recommended to receive COVID-19 vaccine. It is also not recommended to receive vaccination for allergy to adjuvant ingredients (such as disodium hydrogen phosphate, sodium chloride, sodium dihydrogen phosphate and aluminum hydroxide). In addition, food allergy and drug allergy does not affect the vaccination.
Q4:In case of fever, can the person receive vaccination?
No matter what the disease is, as long as it causes fever, the patient cannot receive vaccination. In case of non-fever or mild symptoms, such as common flu, the vaccination would not be affected.
Q5:In case of acute diseases, can the person receive vaccination?
If the symptoms are serious enough to affect daily life and work, vaccination is not recommended.
Q6:Can female receive vaccination during their special period?
COVID-19 vaccine can be inoculated normally during menstruation, pregnancy and lactation, but is forbidden during pregnancy.
Q7: Can those who have recently received other vaccines receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
Simultaneous vaccination is not recommended, and the interval between other vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines should be more than 14 days.
Q8: People with what other diseases are not suitable for the COVID-19 vaccination?
COVID-19 vaccines are not recommended for people suffering from uncontrolled chronic diseases, chronic immuno-compromised diseases, or specific nervous system diseases. If you have any other special circumstances, please consult the University hospital.
Q9:What are the common side effects of COVID-19 vaccination?
The common adverse reactions were mainly manifested as swelling, induration and pain at the inoculation site, as well as fever, fatigue, nausea, headache, muscle soreness or other clinical manifestations. After the vaccination, if the above site effects occurs, do not panic. Observe carefully whether the side effects gradually reduce, if not, it is recommended to go to the school hospital on time.
Q10:Do you still need to wear masks after vaccination?
Although vaccination can produce immunity and greatly reduce the risk of infection, the protective effect of any vaccine would not live up to be 100%. Some people may not produce enough antibodies after vaccination and still have the risk of infection, especially when the immune barrier has not been established. Therefore, even after vaccination, please keep healthy habits such as wearing masks, washing hands frequently and maintain social distance.
Q11:What preparations should be made for vaccination?
Carry personal identification card (passport), campus card and mobile phone; Take light diet, avoid vaccination on an empty stomach, and wear loose clothes on the day of vaccination.
Q12: What care should the recipients take after taking vaccination?
After vaccination, follow the guidance of the staff to stay in the designated area for 30 minutes observation, and leave the vaccination site on the premises that no symptom has occurred. Avoid showering, drinking alcohol, or heavy sports within 24 hours after the vaccination. Avoid scratching the inoculation area on the body. In case of persistent fever, seek medical advice on time and report to the inoculation unit.