Pediatrician Xu Jiaxian said that in addition to the importance of the new crown vaccine, the 13-valent Streptococcus pneumoniae conjugate vaccine should also be administered; the picture shows the situation. (The picture is taken from Freepik)
[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report]The domestic Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) epidemic continues to rise, and all parts of the country are waiting for the vaccine to arrive as soon as possible. In this regard, experts believe that a high proportion of severe patients with Wuhan pneumonia will be combined with Streptococcus pneumoniae, and the death rate will increase. Therefore, in addition to the importance of the new crown vaccine, the 13-valent Streptococcus pneumoniae conjugate vaccine should also be administered.
Xu Jiaxian, Dean of the Xu Jiaxian Pediatric Clinic, posted a post on the Facebook fan page “Dr. Xu Jiaxian, Daddy with Dark Circles”, pointing out that the outbreak just started last year, and there have been reports and studies abroad. The proportion of patients will be combined with Streptococcus pneumoniae, which will increase the mortality rate.
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Xu Jiaxian mentioned that the current influenza and SARS more than ten years ago have a high proportion of combined Streptococcus pneumoniae, which aggravates the incidence of severe illness. A while ago, there was also a study published by the University of Berkeley in the Journal of Infectious Disease, which showed that the administration of a Streptococcus pneumoniae-conjugated vaccine has a cross-protective effect on the new coronavirus.
Xu Jiaxian urged parents to take their children to get the 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine as soon as possible, and ask the elders in the family to administer this vaccine at their own expense to increase their protection and protect their family members.
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