Holiday safety tips for virus prevention

( Updated: 2020-12-30

As the New Year holiday from Jan 1 to 3 is fast approaching, staying safe amid COVID-19, whether at home or during travel, is everyone's top concern. To help you protect yourself during the holiday, we've provided some information and tips about everything from vaccination and travel safety to the mutated strain of the virus.

1. Who should get vaccinated first?
Vaccines will be given first to priority groups with a high potential risk of infection including:
*Inspection and quarantine customs staff engaged in handling imported cold-chain products
*Those working at frontier ports exposed to overseas infection hazards
*Medical workers
*Aviation staff
*People whose work is related to transportation
*Those who will work or study in countries and regions with a medium or high risk of exposure to the virus

2. With more vaccines becoming available, more and more people will become eligible for the vaccine

3. People who should not be vaccinated:
*Patients with a fever
*Those with chronic diseases
*Those suffering from acute illness
*Pregnant women

4. How to get vaccinated?
*Local departments will release information about when and where to get the vaccination
*Temporary vaccination sites will be set up to meet public demand
*All vaccination sites will provide a receipt
*People should report their health condition to medical workers before they are vaccinated, and stay at vaccination sites for about 30 minutes for observation after vaccination.
*It is not recommended that you get vaccinated for COVID-19 and HPV at the same time
*Side effects observed usually include headache and fever, redness and a lump at the vaccination point, as well as cough, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea.

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