Heavy! Children can finally get the novel coronavirus vaccine

The COVID-19 inactivated vaccine, a novel coronavirus vaccine national group, China’s biological Beijing Biological Products Institute, aged 3 to 17, was approved for use in 3~17 year olds

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Photo source: Xinhuanet recently, the official media announced that people aged 3 ~ 17 can take the novel coronavirus vaccine

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Finally, it came

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As soon as the news came out, many parents who had waited for half a year said that it was time for their children to get the vaccine

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But while applauding, there are still some questions that have not been solved: is the vaccine effective for children? Is it safe? What are the adverse reactions of the child? When will my city open? Why is the vaccine for minors late? Reviewing the battle history between human beings and infectious diseases, it is not difficult to find that vaccination is an important means to prevent infection and cut off the transmission chain

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But in this COVID-19, as a very important group in the society – minors, there is no suitable vaccine for open vaccination

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Every time I see information related to the epidemic situation, mothers always think in their hearts, when can my child get the novel coronavirus vaccine? When can children be protected by the vaccine? When do parents not have to be afraid in public? Photo source: there are many reasons why the open vaccination of novel coronavirus vaccine for minors in zhankuhailuo is late

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One of them is that children are not the most vulnerable group

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Although there are still a small number of adults who are infected with the novel coronavirus virus compared with adults, they are at risk of developing severe diseases, but most of the clinical manifestations are usually mild or asymptomatic

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For example, a recent observational study published in South East and South Asia showed that the proportion of asymptomatic children in seven countries was 40%

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  A study of seven countries published in the lancet estimated that less than two children died of the novel coronavirus per 1 million children during the pandemic

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Therefore, the elderly, as a more high-risk group, give priority to the right to vaccination

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In addition, the risk and uncertainty of children after vaccination are higher, which is also one of the reasons for delaying open vaccination

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Nevertheless, children are still at risk of contracting covid-19 virus and may still get sick due to covid-19 infection; After infection, as an asymptomatic infected person, it is also easier to quietly spread covid-19 to others

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Photo source: Zhan kuhailuo is more noteworthy

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Anthony Fauci also mentioned that “children may be more susceptible to delta variant than alpha variant.” Therefore, it is imperative for minors to be vaccinated after the vaccination rate of novel coronavirus vaccine in adults is rising and the virus is mutating

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Photo source: is it safe to vaccinate children at kuhailuo 2? Does it work? Of course, opening young age vaccination is not a decision to pat the head, but a further decision after the safety has been confirmed by experiments

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As early as last October, 550 underage volunteers received Sinovac Kexing vaccination test in a county in Hebei Province, China

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On June 28 this year, the results of the controlled trial were published in the lancet – infectious diseases

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The results showed that 96% of children and adolescents aged 3 ~ 17 years old had “neutralizing antibodies” against the virus after receiving two doses of Sinovac Kexing Xinguan vaccine, and most of the adverse reactions observed in the study were mild and moderate, and the most common symptom was pain at the injection site

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However, these adverse reactions are only observed with the naked eye, and it is unknown whether they are clearly related to the vaccine

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Photo source: on July 19, Sinovac Kexing released the immune persistence data of the experimental population: three months after vaccination, the positive rate of neutralizing antibody in the population aged 3 ~ 17 was 100.0%

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The above sentence is simply understood that all children vaccinated have produced antibodies that can fight against COVID-19

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Although there is no special research on children’s protective effectiveness yet, from the results of adult phase III clinical research and real world research, it is theoretically possible that children can effectively protect children after vaccination

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In other words, from the experimental results, children over the age of 3 can safely vaccinate with the novel coronavirus vaccine

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At present, some cities in China have opened up new vaccines for minors

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Photo source: it is not a move of China to cover minors with their own vaccine

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The United States across the Pacific is also working on the novel coronavirus vaccination of minors

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In early 2021, Pfizer recruited 2260 adolescents aged 12-15 in the United States for vaccine experiments

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Preliminary results of the vaccine trial were released in March this year

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The results showed that there was no case of New Coronavirus pneumonia in the novel coronavirus vaccine group (n=1131)

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Based on this, the U.S

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Pfizer vaccine to expand to minors aged 12-15, and strive to vaccinate millions of middle and high school students in the United States before returning to school in the autumn

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3 vaccination has made China’s children safer

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Although the epidemic situation has been alleviated in most countries with the increase of vaccination rate, it is worth noting that schools at home and abroad have become the focus of COVID-19’s outbreak

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A study shows that “in areas where adults are fully vaccinated with covid-19 vaccine, but children are not vaccinated, it is expected that children will account for an increasing proportion of cases in the future.” At the press conference on June 11, MI Feng, spokesman of the National Health Commission, said that in the recent epidemic, there were obvious aggregated infections in families, restaurants, schools and other places, and more than one third of the confirmed cases were the elderly and minors

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The epidemic in Guangzhou some time ago also confirmed this: the number of children infected with novel coronaviruss increased than before

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Placing an unvaccinated child in a public environment is like a soldier without a bulletproof vest standing in the rain of bullets

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At this time, the opening of vaccination for minors is like an umbrella, blocking the attack of the virus, and our children can finally grow up healthily under the shelter of the vaccine

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Vaccination of minors is not only to protect themselves, but also to contribute to the epidemic prevention barrier of the whole society

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