On August 27, the joint prevention and control mechanism of the State Council held a press conference on further epidemic prevention and control and vaccination, in which new requirements were made for the vaccination of novel coronaviruss for the elderly.
At the meeting, Wang Huaqing, chief expert of immunization planning of China CDC, made further emphasis on the vaccination of the novel coronavirus vaccine for the elderly: 1.
Before vaccination, it is necessary to evaluate the basic diseases.
The proportion of the elderly suffering from basic diseases is large, some may suffer from one disease, and others may suffer from two or more diseases, Therefore, before vaccination, the elderly should make an assessment of their current disease status and whether they are in a stable period.
If the basic disease is in a stable period, vaccination should be carried out, but some elderly people are unable to assess themselves and are uncertain.
At this time, they can consult their attending doctor or the clinician of the vaccination unit on site for assessment.
Make an appointment in advance and do a good job in protection.
Before vaccination, the elderly should make an appointment to avoid fatigue and tension during the vaccination process.
When inoculating, wear loose clothes to facilitate inoculation.
At the same time, we should understand the vaccine related knowledge and disease knowledge, as well as the vaccination process.
Personal protection shall be done on site.
When necessary, family members shall accompany them to the vaccination site for vaccination.
Those with basic diseases should report their health status and illness to the vaccination doctor, so that the vaccination doctor can have a corresponding judgment.
Stay for 30 minutes at the vaccination observation site.
It is particularly emphasized that the elderly after vaccination must stay for 30 minutes, and they should stay at the vaccination observation site and sit in a chair for 30 minutes to prevent other accidents.
In addition, Zheng Zhongwei, director of the medical and health science and technology development research center of the National Health Commission, said that the immune effect of people over 60 years old after vaccination is not as good as that of 18-59 years old, but this kind of people are precisely high-risk groups after infection.
Their risk of severe, critical illness and death after infection is higher than that of other groups.
Therefore, experts also suggest that for this kind of population, a dose of booster injection can be carried out 6 months after vaccination.
Five questions and five answers for the elderly.
However, many people still have many concerns about vaccinating the novel coronavirus vaccine for the elderly aged 60 and over.
The following answers hope to help you: first, is it necessary to vaccinate the elderly? From the early monitoring results of novel coronavirus diseases in various countries around the world, the elderly over 60 years old, especially with the increase of age, have a relatively high severe rate and mortality.
In fact, these people need to be hospitalized after getting sick, the proportion of needing treatment and rescue is also relatively large, and the hospitalization time is also relatively long.
Therefore, in terms of vaccination strategies in various countries, the elderly, especially the elderly with basic diseases, are one of the top priority groups for vaccination, as recommended by the World Health Organization.
2、 What are the benefits of vaccination for the elderly? Although vaccination can not 100% prevent infection, vaccination can provide more protection for the elderly, which can not only reduce the risk of infection and disease, but also greatly reduce the risk of severe illness and death after infection.
3、 Is vaccination safe for the elderly? Big reaction? A large number of monitoring data show that the novel coronavirus vaccine vaccinated in China has high safety, and the probability of serious abnormal reaction after public vaccination is very low.
The novel coronavirus vaccine for the elderly generally selects the inactivated vaccine with less response (Beijing Kexing vaccine, Beijing biological vaccine) or protein recombinant vaccine (Zhifei vaccine), which can be safely vaccinated.
4、 The rest of the family have been beaten.
Don’t the old people in the family have to be vaccinated in a hurry? No, vaccinating the rest of the family does not mean protecting the elderly at home.
For individuals, unvaccinated people are generally susceptible to COVID-19, especially those with chronic diseases, cancer and other basic diseases.
Therefore, even if the family has been vaccinated, the elderly should also be vaccinated as soon as possible.
5、 The elderly have a small range of activities.
They are near their home.
Is it not necessary to vaccinate them? No, the range of activities is small.
It can only be said that the risk of infection is smaller than that of people with wide range of activities and frequent activities, but it is not without risk.
When the epidemic spreads, the people, environment and family members around the elderly may bring infection risk, and once infected, it is easy to cause serious consequences for the elderly.
Therefore, regardless of the scope of activities, vaccination should be completed as soon as possible.
Source: Grassroots physician commune..