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Second booster vaccine is encouraged

In order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection as well as reduce cases of severe disease when infected with COVID-19, countries around the world have also encouraged people to increase vaccination as well as promote licensing and vaccination for children. small.

Malaysia recommends that elderly people and adolescents with chronic diseases can get a second booster shot. The interval between two booster shots is 4 to 6 months apart. The chronic diseases mentioned are diseases of the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver. Subjects other than the above groups, if registering for injections, must be consulted in advance by medical staff.

Under Malaysia’s new regulations, the subject of a second booster shot has been extended to cases aged 18 and over.

Thailand increases vaccination for students

Authorities in the Thai capital Bangkok are promoting a campaign to vaccinate students, as schools prepare to start a new school year on May 17.

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The Bangkok government’s goal is that all students aged 12-17 must receive at least three doses when schools open next Tuesday. Bangkok officials also urged parents with children aged 5-11 to take their children to immunization units set up in schools. Thailand’s goal is to be able to vaccinate at least 60% of children aged 5-11 by the end of this month.

Switzerland approves Moderna vaccine for children 6-11 years old

Switzerland’s pharmaceutical regulator Swissmedic has approved Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to children aged 6-11. Moderna vaccine is given to children in this age group in 2 doses, 50 micrograms each and 4 weeks apart.

Swiss health authorities recommend expanding vaccination against COVID-19 for children of this age.

To date, only about 6% of children aged 5-11 in Switzerland have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination is especially beneficial for children with underlying medical conditions, helping to reduce the risk of severe complications from COVID-19.

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