How To Say Vaccine In Chinese? 疫苗 (Yìmiáo)

In 2022, the Covid-19 Pandemic looks a lot different than it did in 2020. We now have vaccines that can give us some immunity from the virus! However, the coronavirus is still a part of life as many of us wear masks, work or study from home, and avoid crowded locations.

Do you know how to say vaccine in Chinese?

疫苗(yìmiáo): vaccine

How to say Vaccine in Chinese and other words from BLCU

The word “疫苗(yìmiáo)” is coming from transliteration of the word immune, which is “免疫(miǎnyì)” in Chinese. Because the vaccine will give you immunity, in Chinese “免疫力(miǎnyìlì).

The only we can get protected from Covid is by getting vaccinated. How do you say “get a vaccine” in Chinese?


In spoken Chinese we’ll use the same word as injection “打针(dǎzhēn)”,since you will get the vaccine by injection. 接种(jiēzhòng)疫苗(yìmiáo) is a more formal way of saying vaccination.

The vaccine now is free in China. My husband already get vaccinated.

Tā yǐjīng jiēzhòng yìmiáo le.
Or you can also say
Tā dǎ le yìmiáo le.

My husband works for the subway company in Beijing. The first people to receive the vaccine were front-line workers such as people working in hospital, public transportation workers and border staffs.

一线工作人员(yīxiàn gōngzuò rényuán) front-line workers

Some of the vaccines needs 2 doses to be fully effective.
剂(jì)  dose
两剂(liǎng jì) 2 doses

Now, you know how to say vaccine in Chinese. Have you gotten vaccinated yet? Leave us a comment in Chinese with a practice sentence?

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Besides how to say vaccine in Chinese, there’s a lot more Covid-related Chinese vocabulary to learn. Take a look at these articles:

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