@Grandparents, the authoritative answer is here, please get the new crown vaccine in time

  CCTV news: The China Center for Disease Control and Prevention released the "Q&A on the New Crown Vaccination of the Elderly" on April 5.

In view of the fact that the vaccination rate of the new crown virus among the elderly in some parts of my country is still relatively low, experts from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that for the elderly who have not been vaccinated or have not received the "booster shot", if there is no absolute contraindication to the vaccine , it is recommended to take the initiative to vaccinate as soon as possible.

  Some elderly people believe that if they stay at home or live in remote areas for a long time, and rarely go out or travel to other places, the risk of infection is very small, and they do not need to be vaccinated.

Experts from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said this kind of thinking is wrong.

Currently, the mutated virus imported from some areas is highly contagious, and some cases have atypical clinical manifestations or even asymptomatic infections. Even if the elderly do not go out at home or live in remote rural areas, they may still be infected with the virus.

Especially if other people in the family work or study outside the home, it is possible to bring the virus home and infect the elderly.

Therefore, the elderly should also do as soon as possible to "receive as much as possible" to protect both themselves and others.

Vaccination booster shots reduce the risk of severe illness and death by more than 90%

  Is it necessary for the elderly to receive booster shots?

  Experts from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that the risk of severe illness and death caused by the new coronavirus infection can be reduced by more than 90% after the elderly are vaccinated with the booster immunization.

  It is necessary for the elderly to receive booster shots.

According to the research results of vaccine safety, immunogenicity, efficacy, immunity persistence, etc., at this stage, my country recommends vaccination for people over 18 years old 6 months after basic immunization using inactivated vaccine and adenovirus vector vaccine. Booster immunization has been implemented nationwide.

  Because the immune function of the elderly is relatively weak.

The antibody level and protective effect of people over 60 years old after completing the basic immunization of the vaccine are relatively lower than those of 18 to 59 year old people, and once infected, the proportion of severe and critical illness is also higher, so it is recommended that the elderly not only complete the whole process as soon as possible For basic immunization, for 6 months after the basic immunization is completed with inactivated vaccine and adenovirus vector vaccine, booster immunization is performed in order to obtain a better protective effect.

What should the elderly pay attention to when vaccinating against the new crown

  Which seniors can't get vaccinated or can't get the new crown vaccine right away?

What should be paid attention to when vaccinating the elderly?

  The elderly over 60 years old can be vaccinated against the new coronavirus as long as they have no contraindications and are not the objects of delayed vaccination.

Those who cannot be vaccinated or cannot be vaccinated immediately are mainly in the following situations: (1) Those who are allergic to the active ingredients, any inactive ingredients, or substances used in the production process of the new coronavirus vaccine, or those who have been allergic to similar vaccines before (2) Those who have had severe allergic reactions to vaccines in the past (such as acute allergic reactions, angioedema, dyspnea, etc.); (3) Those who have uncontrolled epilepsy and other serious neurological diseases (such as transverse spinal cord) inflammation, Guillain-Barre syndrome, demyelinating disease, etc.); (4) Those who are febrile, or suffering from acute diseases, or acute exacerbations of chronic diseases, or patients with uncontrolled severe chronic diseases.

  It is important to note that the elderly must be vaccinated against the new crown during the stable period of the disease, and they should consult a doctor when they are not on time. .

For some chronic underlying diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, etc., some people may have frequent recurrences, but as long as the physical state is not particularly unstable, they can be vaccinated.

Because people with these basic diseases are often people who are likely to become severely ill with the new coronary pneumonia once infected.

The elderly need to actively seek protection from the new crown vaccine

  Many elderly people still have concerns about vaccination. They are worried that they will be more prone to adverse reactions after vaccination.

Experts from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention believe that the elderly, especially the elderly and those with underlying diseases, need to actively seek protection from vaccines.

  my country is currently carrying out the monitoring of abnormal reactions to suspected vaccination against the new coronavirus vaccine. The overall reported incidence of adverse reactions to the new coronavirus vaccine in the elderly population aged 60 and above is slightly lower than that reported by people under the age of 60. Most of them are general reactions, and a few people It is an abnormal reaction. Individual vaccinees have severe abnormal reactions such as anaphylactic shock, but the reported incidence of severe abnormal reactions is less than one in a million, suggesting that the risk of vaccination may be very low.

  However, if the elderly are infected with the new coronavirus, their risk of severe illness, especially death, is the highest among the entire population.

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it is very important to keep the health care system functioning properly. If the number of people who need to be hospitalized and treated increases, the health care system will be overloaded.

Therefore, in the face of the risk of the new coronavirus epidemic, the potential rare risks of vaccination, compared with the effective protection of vaccination for the elderly, and the benefits of reducing the pressure on the social medical service system, the elderly, especially the elderly, companions. Elderly people with underlying diseases need to actively seek protection from vaccines.

What are the protective measures for groups who cannot be vaccinated for some reason?

  For groups who have not been vaccinated due to concerns about the side effects of vaccines, and those who cannot be vaccinated due to physical reasons, how should such groups, especially those with advanced age and underlying diseases, be protected?

  For some reasons, the elderly have not been vaccinated in time, and it is necessary to protect these people through other non-vaccine measures, because the unvaccinated elderly or people with underlying diseases are at high risk of severe illness and death after infection.

  Non-vaccine protective measures include the following aspects: First, try not to go to crowded places and confined spaces, and reduce close contact with strangers or outsiders.

The second is to wear a mask when in contact with strangers or when going to indoor public places to take public transportation.

The third is to continue to maintain hand hygiene, including frequent hand washing or hand disinfection, and try not to touch the eyes, nose, mouth and other parts with hands.

Fourth, ventilation to keep indoor air fresh.

Fifth, family members or staff who are in contact with the elderly should also be vaccinated, especially personal protection.

If you find that your health code is abnormal, try not to contact the elderly again.

Keywords: