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Sinovac Vaccine Facts for Children 6 to 11 Years

 


COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 6 to 11 years. The vaccine currently being used is the Sinovac vaccine.

Here are the facts about the Sinovac vaccine for children aged 6 to 11 years.




Starting next year, the Sinovac vaccine will only be used for pediatric doses. This is a note so that non-Sinovac vaccines will be prioritized for targets other than children aged 6 to 11 years.


Vaccine injection

Vaccine injection is done by intramuscular or injection into the muscles of the body in the upper arm with a dose of 0.5 milligrams. Vaccination is given 2 times with an interval of at least 28 days. Prior to the implementation of the vaccination, it must be screened using a standard format by the vaccination officer.


Vaccination site

Vaccinations can be carried out at Puskesmas, hospitals or other health care facilities, both government and private, including vaccination service posts, vaccination centers, including vaccination service posts in schools or other educational units, or child social welfare institutions such as orphanages.


Those who can't be vaccinated

Based on IDAI's recommendations, here are some conditions for which the COVID-19 vaccine cannot be given, and these recommendations also apply to children:


Primary immune deficiency, uncontrolled autoimmune disease

Gullian Barre's syndrome, transverse myelitis, acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis.

Cancer children who are undergoing chemotherapy/radiotherapy

Are receiving severe immunosuppressant/cytostatic treatment

Fever 37.50 C or more

Recovered from COVID-19 in less than 3 months

Other post-immunization less than 1 month

Pregnant

Uncontrolled hypertension

Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus

Chronic diseases or congenital abnormalities are not controlled.

Side effects

The side effects of the Sinovac vaccine in children are the same as the side effects in the elderly:


Local Side Effects


Pain at the injection site

redness

Swelling

Systemic Side Effects


Fatigue

Headache

Fever

Hot

Nauseous.

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