China Center for Disease Control and Prevention Released a New Version of Influenza Vaccinations Guidelines Recommend Priority Vaccination for Four Groups of People
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V1 Industrial Internet reporter times on September 14, China CDC recently released the "technical guidelines for influenza vaccination in China (2020-2021)", recommending medical personnel; Pension institutions, long-term care institutions, in welfare houses and other places where crowds gather, vulnerable people and employees; People in key places and other high-risk flu groups should be given priority to get the flu vaccine.

China CDC said that the global new Crown pneumonia epidemic situation one after another, autumn and winter is the high-occurrence season respiratory diseases, the lower temperature is conducive to the survival and spread of new crown, influenza and other viruses, there is a risk of superposition of new Crown pneumonia epidemic and respiratory infectious diseases such as influenza in autumn and winter this year. To this end, seasonal influenza prevention and control task significance more prominent.

The guidelines mention that annual seasonal influenza epidemics can lead to 3 million-5 million severe cases and 290,000-650,000 respiratory disease-related deaths worldwide. Pregnant women, infants, the elderly and patients with chronic underlying diseases and other high-risk groups have a higher risk of serious diseases and death after influenza. In particular, this year's Global New Crown pneumonia epidemic situation will continue to be a serious epidemic situation, this winter and spring may appear a new crown pneumonia epidemic situation and influenza and other respiratory infectious diseases. Influenza vaccination is the most effective means to prevent influenza, which can reduce the harm caused by influenza-related diseases and the occupation of medical resources.

V1 Industrial Internet reporter interviewed Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiological expert of China CDC. He said that autumn and winter are high-occurrence season of common respiratory infectious diseases and influenza, and the number of patients will increase, overlapping with the prevention and control of the new Crown pneumonia epidemic situation will bring difficulties to the medical staff in differential diagnosis, increase the isolation difficulty and medical load, which is not conducive to the prevention and control of the epidemic situation. The most effective way is to focus on the crowd to get the flu vaccine as soon as possible.

Combined with the background that the new Crown pneumonia epidemic situation continues to be global epidemic, the guide recommends the following people as priority vaccination targets: medical personnel, including clinical treatment personnel, public health personnel, health quarantine personnel, etc.; Pension institutions, in places where people such as long-term nursing institutions and welfare houses gather, vulnerable people and employees; People in key places, such as teachers and students in nursery and kindergarten institutions and primary and secondary schools, detainees and workers in prison institutions, etc; other influenza high-risk groups, including the elderly aged 60 and above, children aged 6 months to 5 years, patients with chronic diseases, family members and caregivers of infants under 6 months of age, as well as pregnant women or women preparing to become pregnant during the flu season. For more than 6 months of age and no contraindications to the population can be vaccinated against influenza.