Corona improved vaccine vaccination interval 120 days → 90 days… One month shortened (comprehensive) :: Sympathy Media Newsis News Agency ::

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Immunity 7 weeks after the 4th inoculation↓… The US recommends a two-month interval
Last vaccination from tomorrow – vaccination can be given after 3 months of confirmation
“Healthy people under the age of 60 must be vaccinated to prevent family infection”

[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Kim Seon-woong = On the 21st, medical staff are preparing to inoculate the Pfizer 2 modified vaccine based on the Corona 19 Omicron BA. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters announced that it would operate an ‘intensive vaccination period’ for four weeks from this day to the 18th of next month. In addition, from today, residents of nursing hospitals and facilities can only go out or stay overnight only if they receive an improved bivalent vaccine that responds to Omicron mutation. 2022.11.21. [email protected]

[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Kim Ji-hyun = From tomorrow, the government will shorten the interval between additional vaccinations for the Corona 19 vaccine in the winter from 4 months to 3 months.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on the 23rd that the vaccination interval will be shortened from 4 months (120 days) to 3 months (90 days) from the previous vaccination date or confirmed date.

The Agency for Disease Control and Prevention explained that it decided to shorten the vaccination interval as a result of discussions with experts about the decrease in neutralizing antibodies, the increase in the rate of mutant viruses, and the peak period of the winter epidemic from 7 weeks after the 4th vaccination.

Choi Eun-hwa, chairman of the Vaccination Specialist Committee, said, “As 10, 12, and 14 weeks after vaccination, neutralizing antibodies decrease and immunity to lower mutant strains increases.” “I learned that there were a significant number of people who could not get vaccinated, so I shortened the vaccination interval to 3 months,” he explained.

Looking at the interval between additional vaccinations in foreign countries, the United States is 2 months and Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom and the European Union are 3 months.

Accordingly, from the 24th, same-day vaccination and advance reservation vaccination are possible at 3-month intervals.

In addition, the Agency for Disease Control and Prevention unifies the vaccination type to focus on bivalent vaccination.

From the 17th of next month, the 3rd and 4th vaccinations with existing vaccines such as Pfizer, Modena, NovaVax, and SkyCovione will also be stopped along with the end of Moder or Danga vaccine.

As the resurgence of the winter season is in full swing, the indicators of confirmed cases, severely ill patients, and deaths are all deteriorating.

Accordingly, the government plans to encourage vaccination with the goal of 50% of the elderly aged 60 or older and 60% of infected facilities such as nursing hospitals during the ‘intensive vaccination period’ until the 18th of next month.

As of 0:00 on this day, the additional vaccination rate is 4.5% of the population. The vaccination rate for seniors aged 60 and older is 17.9%, and the vaccination rate for facilities vulnerable to infection is 19.1%.

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[세종=뉴시스]A Pfizer bivalent vaccine developed based on the COVID-19 Omicron BA.1 mutation. (Photo = Provided by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 2022.10.26. [email protected]

The Agency for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of additional vaccinations more than doubled in two weeks from 38,000 in the 1st week of November to 81,000 in the 3rd week of November, and the average number of vaccinations in vulnerable facilities per day increased significantly from around 2,000 to more than 5,000. revealed

At an expert briefing held by the Agency for Disease Control and Prevention that day, an expert opinion came out that young people should also be vaccinated to protect high-risk groups.

Lee Jae-gap, professor of infectious medicine at Hallym University, said, “I would like to recommend that many people over the age of 18 participate in vaccination, and the United States and Europe are already expanding the permitted age to 6 years of age or older and 12 years of age or older for improved vaccination.” .

Professor Lee said, “Among healthy people under the age of 60, young people who are receiving chemotherapy or taking immunosuppressive drugs in their family, or who have parents, grandparents, or grandparents with chronic diseases, should be fit together to minimize the transmission situation within the family.” did.

The Agency for Disease Control and Prevention is also expected to consider conducting additional vaccinations for high-risk children and adolescents aged 12 to 17 years.

Chairman Choi said, “Adolescents aged 12 to 17 are very similar to adults in terms of immunogenicity and safety of vaccines.” · I think that adolescents and adolescents who have completed the second vaccination need additional vaccination in the winter using the bivalent vaccine.”

Baek Gyeong-ran, head of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said, “We are preparing a policy so that social distancing is not strengthened.”

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