Over 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines Administered in Henan
A total of 100,390,482 doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Central China's Henan province by July 31.
In these two days, there has been a surge in public's willingness to take COVID-19 vaccines. Taking July 31 for an example, a total of 993,133 doses of vaccines were administered in Henan.
Besides, vaccination programs have been rolled out to different age groups. Zhengzhou began to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 17 against COVID-19 on August 1.
On the morning of August 1, at the health service center of Zhengzhou's Linke community, a 17-year-old girl surnamed Liu, accompanied by her father, was queuing in line for vaccination. "Informed by her teacher yesterday, I take my daughter here today immediately." Liu's father told Henan Daily, "It is necessary to get vaccinated due to the current situation."
Each individual between the ages of 12 to 17 will also need two doses of the vaccine with an interval of 21 days in between, which is basically the same as that for adults. Nevertheless, two differences are as follows: First, adolescents between the ages of 12 to 17 must be accompanied by their parents or guardians who need to sign the Informed Consent and the Letter of Commitment (a statement on bearing personal responsibility for all risks associated with vaccination), and the information of those vaccinated and their parents or guardians will be recorded by medical staff. Apart from that, vaccine manufacturers are different. Currently, the vaccines for adults cannot be used as an alternative to those for people between the ages of 12 to 17.
据介绍，18岁以下未成年人接种新冠疫苗的流程，与成人基本一致，两剂次间隔时间也一样，均为21天。不同之处有两点：首先，未成年人接种新冠疫苗必须由家长或监护人陪同，疫苗接种知情同意书需要家长签字，医务人员录入信息时会同时录入学生和家长的信息；其次，疫苗生产厂家不同，目前18岁以下人群新冠疫苗暂不能与成人疫苗进行替代接种。（中文来源/河南日报 翻译/赵汉青 海报/实习生王君艺 审校/焦丹）