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COVID-19 vaccine: Answers to frequently asked questions

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-01-11


Q: Who should delay getting vaccinated?

A: Vaccination should be postponed for the following groups of people:

Those who are younger than 18 or older than 59

People allergic to any component of the vaccine or those with severe allergies to other vaccines

People suffering from fever, acute illness, severe chronic diseases or in the acute phase of chronic diseases

Pregnant women, lactating women or women have plan to have a child within three months of vaccination

Those with a history or family history of convulsions, epilepsy, encephalopathy or psychiatric disorders; those with uncontrolled epilepsy or other progressive neurological disorders; and those with a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome

Those who have been diagnosed with a congenital or acquired immune deficiency, HIV infection, lymphoma, leukemia or other autoimmune diseases

Those suffer from or are suspected to have severe respiratory diseases, severe cardiovascular diseases, liver and kidney diseases, malignant tumors

Those who use immunomodulators such as anticancer drugs

Those who have been infected with the novel coronavirus

Those considered not suitable for vaccination according to clinicians or vaccination workers

Any other individuals specified in the manual of the vaccine

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