Changde to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
On October 11, the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Headquarters of Changde issued a message that from that day on, the city would start orderly inoculation of the COVID-19 vaccine booster.
Why does the COVID-19 vaccine need to be boosted? It is mainly based on two considerations. One is the need of the epidemic prevention and control situation. The current global COVID-19 epidemic is still developing, the new virus has accelerated the spread of mutation, and the risk of the epidemic entering China is still high. Secondly, according to the results of domestic and foreign research, in terms of the characteristics of the vaccine, the new vaccine has played an important role in preventing infection and reducing severe cases.
He Weijun, Chief of Immunization Planning Section in Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, pointed out to the public that vaccination of the COVID-19 virus is an effective measure to prevent its spread. The antibody level of people who have been vaccinated for 6 months has declined. Currently, Changde has sufficient stocks of inactivated vaccines against the virus. Citizens who meet the requirements are required to complete booster immunization as soon as possible.
Translator: Ning Bo
Chinese source: http://www.changde.gov.cn