- Sep 09, 2020
- Business Update
JD Health Offers Influenza Vaccine Booking Services in 41 Cities
by Hui Zhang
Since JD.com began offering influenza vaccine booking services in August, searches for “influenza vaccine” on the site have increased 20 times, with the number of appointments booked increasing by 7 times during the same period, according to JD’s data.
The service is available in 41 major cities across the country including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing municipality. By searching “influenza vaccine” in JD’s app, visitors will be directed to a designated page where they can book a vaccination service in their area.
Vaccination appointments booked through JD are guaranteed to meet the highest medical safety standards, with the official origin and transportation details of each vaccine available for tracking to ensure peace of mind.
According to WHO, there are 3-5 million severe cases of influenza worldwide every year, of which 290,000-650,000 people die of complications related to respiratory diseases. The main symptoms of influenza overlap with those of COVID-19, making it difficult to distinguish between them. Medical experts both at home and abroad have urged the public to be more vigilant about receiving an influenza vaccination this year to avoid double infection of COVID-19 and influenza.
JD.com customers will enjoy special discounts for vaccination services on September 12th, JD Health’s Super Brand Day; September 16th, JD Health Shopping Festival; and during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls to October 1st this year, the National Day of China.