It is reported that Shenyang will further strengthen COVID-19 vaccination of elderly people in accordance with the Work Plan for Strengthening the COVID-19 Vaccination of Elderly People issued by the State Council's Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism on November 29.
Shenyang CDC expert explained in detail about the COVID-19 vaccination of elderly people!
Q: What is the adjustment of the interval between the booster immunization and full-course immunization?
A: The interval between the first dose of booster immunization and full-course immunization for elderly people over 60 years old is adjusted to over 3 months, which is shorter than the previous 6 months. The study found that the effectiveness of the booster immunization with the interval of three months and that of with the interval of six months are basically equivalent, and the safety is guaranteed.
Q: Can elderly people with basic diseases get COVID-19 vaccination?
A: According to the situation of COVID-19 vaccination at home and abroad, chronic diseases are not contraindications to COVID-19 vaccination, including tumor, hypertension, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. As long as the health condition is stable and the drug control is good, none of them is a contraindication to vaccination.
The COVID-19 vaccine in China is very safe for elderly people.The adverse reaction monitoring of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the safety of COVID-19 vaccine is equivalent to that of other vaccines vaccinated throughout the year, and the incidence of adverse reactions in elderly people is slightly lower than that in young people.
COVID-19 vaccination is an effective means to prevent elderly people from being infected with COVID-19 to cause severe disease and death.Elderly people who are eligible for vaccination should complete the full-course immunization and booster immunization as soon as possible.