Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots!
With an increasing number of new novel Coronavirus strains recently detected in countries around the world, vaccination against COVID-19 is the most important means of reducing the incidence, severity and mortality of COVID-19.The booster shot reprovides better protection, and studies have shown that not only antibody levels increase after booster vaccination (antibody levels are 10-30 times higher after booster shot), but also better protection against mutant strains.About strengthening the needle, a lot of friends have doubt three doses of vaccine to strengthen the needle?What if I forget when I got my second shot?Hit before two needles in another province, can strengthen needle be hit in this province?Why is this injection needed?Do we all have to play?What are the differences between the third needle and the first two?Don’t worry, today to give you a detailed talk about the need to understand it quickly.1. What are the requirements for vaccination booster needles?1. Two doses of inactivated vaccine and one dose of concino adenovirus vector vaccine for Beijing, Kexing Zhongwei and Wuhan have been completed in the past.2. Six months (at least 180 days) after receiving two doses of inactivated COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of adenovirus vector vaccine.Special reminder: if you forget the time of the second injection, you can check it on tianfu Health Link.3. Everyone aged 18 and above can get a booster shot for free.Special note: The three-dose vaccine (CHO cell COVID-19 vaccine from Zhifei) does not have a booster shot.Two, how to strengthen the needle inoculation?Infected people can directly bring their ID card or mobile phone Tianfu health code to the nearest vaccination site for consultation and vaccination.Special reminder: the first two injections in the province, strengthen the injection can also be inoculated locally.Three, which groups of people can not be strengthened injection?1. People who are allergic to the active ingredient, any inactive ingredient or substance used in the production process of COVID-19 vaccine (inactivated COVID-19 vaccine excipients include disodium hydrogen phosphate, sodium chloride, sodium dihydrogen phosphate and aluminum hydroxide), or those who have been allergic to similar vaccines before.2. Patients who have had severe allergic reactions to vaccines in the past (such as acute allergic reactions, angoneeurotic edema, dyspnea, etc.).3. Patients with uncontrolled epilepsy and other serious neurological diseases (e.g., transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, demyelinating disease, etc.).4. People with fever (armpit temperature ≥37.3℃), or acute illness, or acute episode of chronic disease, or serious chronic disease that is not under control.5. Pregnant women 4. Do you want to play all the time?According to experts, COVID-19 is a new infectious disease, the virus is new, and the current vaccine is also new.To determine the best procedure for it requires constant research and discussion.Five, to strengthen the injection is very painful?What about adverse reactions?According to the current clinical trial safety data, the most common reaction after vaccination is pain and redness at the injection site, and a few people may experience fever, fatigue, nausea, headache, muscle soreness, etc.This transient reaction usually does not require special treatment and can relieve itself.Vi. What are the precautions for strengthening vaccination?1. During vaccination, you should bring your ID card, passport and other relevant documents, take personal protection according to the requirements of epidemic prevention and control, and cooperate with on-site vaccination staff to inquire;Any previous illnesses, recent medications, and vaccination history should be informed to the vaccinator.2. Be sure to observe for 30 minutes after inoculation;Keep the skin clean and avoid scratching the inoculation site.In case of suspected adverse reactions, please report to the vaccination unit and seek medical treatment in time if necessary.Source: Xichang CDC