Information on upcoming rounds of foreigner vaccinations, Apr. 14-15 and May 9-10
掌上春城 2022-04-09 10:42
COVID-19 Vaccination Services Available to Foreigners in Kunming since April 14
In accordance with the requirements of the central and provincial governments for unified epidemic prevention and control, and in order to meet the demands of foreigners for vaccination, the vaccination services are now available to foreigners who are willing to be vaccinated. Below is some information for the services.
I. Is there any age limits or other requirements?
Foreigners aged 3 and above who work, study or reside in Kunming and are eligible for vaccination may voluntarily apply for the first and second doses of domestically-developed inactivated COVID-19 vaccines on an informed consent basis.
Foreigners aged 18 and above who work, study or reside in Kunming and are eligible for vaccination may voluntarily apply for the booster dose of domestically-developed inactivated COVID-19 vaccines on an informed consent basis.
II. What kind of vaccines will be given?
Domestically-developed inactivated COVID-19 vaccines are used currently for people in the city. Three doses are required for the entire vaccination process. The first, second and booster doses are available in the vaccination service.
III. How can I make an appointment for vaccination?
1. Foreigners in Kunming can make an appointment for vaccination through the following channels: international students should file an application via their schools. After the list of students needing vaccination is made, the schools will make a group appointment with the designated hospital based on the list. Other foreigners should consult and make an appointment with the designated hospital by themselves.
2. Where is the designated location for vaccination?
Tel for vaccination appointment:
Yan’an Hospital of Kunming City: 63211140
Kunming Calmette International Hospital: 15877990400
IV. What is the schedule of vaccination for foreigners?
For the first and booster doses:
April 14-15, 2022 (09:00 - 17:00);
For the second and booster doses:
May 9-10, 2022 (09:00 - 17:00).
V. What documents should be provided?
Foreigners need to provide their valid IDs when making an appointment for vaccination. Please present your Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card of the People’s Republic of China or passport and valid stay/residence permit at the vaccination site. Those who have been covered by medical insurance plan should bring a valid medical insurance participation certificate (Social Security Card) and a photocopy of the Social Security Card. Please make sure that the relevant documents are valid on the date of vaccination.
VI. Do I need to pay for the vaccination?
Foreigners who have been covered by China’s social security and medical insurance plan will receive vaccination free of charge by presenting their medical insurance participation certificate (Social Security Card) at the vaccination site. Those who have not should bear the cost of 100 yuan/dose (including vaccine fee and vaccination service fee), and cash payment in RMB only.
VII. What care should I take after the vaccine shots?
After receiving the vaccine shot, you need to stay in the observation area for 30 minutes at the vaccination site and may only leave when there is no sign of discomfort. If you have severely adverse symptoms after vaccination, please seek for medical attention and report to the designated hospital immediately.
VIII. How do I get the vaccination certificate?
After the vaccination is completed, you may request the vaccination certificate from the staff of the designated hospital.
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I had a really good burger here recently. Steven, the chef, really knows what he is doing. Worth checking out. Of course, good beer, too.
Cantina is always a safe bet for top-notch food and great service. I think it has actually gotten better and better over the years, which is often not the case with restaurants. Most people who live in Kunming know Cantina. Perhaps not as many know how involved the owners, Libby and Diego, are in various social welfare and community service efforts. Highly recommended both for visitors and long-term residents!
I went there twice for group boxing classes. I left the third time when I was attempting to book into a grappling class. This was part of an attempted process on my part to try the different classes offered there and see if I wanted to purchase one of their various membership cards.
The boxing classes were fun, a great workout, and the coaches and fellow students were all nice. A good atmosphere. Certainly room for improvement, especially in terms of explaining the class structure and fundamental concepts of the sports to beginners...but overall good.
However, on front desk staff member erased the positive aspects of the gym through his unprofessional and rude conduct. I was treated like some sort of con-man for wanting to try out the different classes offered before committing to multi-thousand RMB membership card, despite my willingness to pay per class to try them out. I wasted my time riding over to the gym on a very cold day on my scooter and then being refused service unless I committed on the spot to buying a membership card in direct contradiction to the gym's own policies and written price table. Also wasted was my friend's time and money, as she was in a cab on the way over to the gym in order to join me for the group class at the time I was refused service. My exchange with the staff (in which I was not terribly satisfied, but remained calm and reasonable throughout) was topped off with a remark from the one particular staff member with xenophobic undertones.
As one may see from my other reviews on this site, I typically try not to say anything unless I have something nice to say. In this case, I feel I must make an exception: I don't think it's a business that deserves your effort or money.
One of the best western restaurants in Yunnan. Definitely worth visiting if you will be passing through Shangrila!
The best tacos in Kunming!