(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Official: The total number of doses of the new crown vaccine in China between 12 and 17 years old exceeds 60 million

  China News Agency, Beijing, August 13 (Ma Shuaisha) China's State Council Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism held a press conference on the 13th to further improve the situation of epidemic prevention and control. He Qinghua, the first-level inspector of the Disease Control Bureau of the National Health Commission of China, said, The new crown virus vaccination work for people aged 12-17 years is progressing in an orderly manner across the country. Up to now, 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps have reported a total of more than 60 million vaccination times.

  He Qinghua said that various localities have formulated work plans for specific groups of people aged 12-17, and actively communicate with parents to find out the bottom line.

Reasonably arrange vaccination time and vaccination venue during summer vacation.

In addition, due to the imperfect psychological development of minors and the prone to psychogenic reactions, all localities have done well in advance of popular science publicity and education.

  Wang Huaqing, chief expert of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention's immunization program, said that the total number of doses of Chinese children and adolescents vaccinated exceeded 60 million. According to the current monitoring and analysis of adverse reactions, the incidence of adverse reactions to children and adolescents vaccinated with the new crown vaccine is not higher than that Adults over the age of 18 include both general and abnormal reactions.

  Talking about why it is necessary to vaccinate young people aged 12-17 years with the new crown virus, Wang Huaqing pointed out that there are four main considerations: First, as the epidemic continues to spread, especially in some countries with more severe epidemics, the prevalence of children is It is on the rise; second, as children’s illnesses continue to increase, severe illnesses and individual deaths of children have appeared; third, whether adults or children are infected, as long as they are infected with the virus, it is a source of infection.

From the perspective of the control of the source of infection, the management of children should also be strengthened; fourth, most countries expect to establish herd immunity, and children are also an indispensable part of this process.