Health polls show that 11.8% of the elderly do not think of vaccination against covids. Because of fear of side effects, I think 1-2 doses is enough and want to study the information first. Emphasize that 3 injections must be completed according to the criteria to help prevent severe symptoms and death. along with the need to strict preventive measures
On April 26, Dr. Suwanchai Wattana Yingcharoenchai Director-General of the Department of Health said that COVID-19 still needs to be continuously monitored and prevented. especially the elderly who need to get the booster vaccination to reduce the risk and severity of COVID Information on April 18, 2022 from the Ministry of Public Health database, elderly people 60 years and over, target number 12,704,543 people received the first dose of vaccine 10,673,379 people, representing 84%, the second dose of 10,111,943 people, representing 79.6%, and the third dose. 5,010,964 people, representing 39.4%, while the results of the Health Poll on disease prevention behaviors and concerns about vaccination among the elderly Between April 1 and April 21, 2022, it was found that 88.2% of the elderly 60 years and over received complete vaccination and booster vaccination, but there are still elderly people who are not sure whether to be vaccinated or think they will. Not vaccinating with booster needle 11.8%, the reason why the elderly are not fully vaccinated or not yet vaccinated: fear of side effects from vaccination 37.99%, followed by thinking that 1-2 injections is enough 19.44% and wanting to study the information to be sure before vaccination 10.51%
“Ask children to take the elderly to complete 3 doses of vaccination to prevent severe symptoms and death if infected. The three injections can prevent 34-68% infection, 98-99% death, and if 4 injections can prevent 80-82% infection, no deaths have been found. Ready to continue to follow the highest prevention measures against covids including social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands, checking temperature and checking for infections, especially wearing masks when sharing with other people and family. avoid eating together and promote good health regularly by eating clean, hygienic food and having regular physical activity Take care of oral and dental health Avoid getting too much news. and get enough rest,” said the Director-General of the Department of Health.