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Jiang Qingwu, an epidemiologist, also said in an interview with the media, “In the past, children were a group that was relatively easy to be ignored. New coronary pneumonia had occurred relatively low among them before, mainly because the source of infection did not enter.” He believes To some extent, student groups are more susceptible, because they gather in classrooms to study, and may be more intensive than other groups. "For the student group, it is not an exaggeration to strengthen the prevention. Once the source of infection comes in, it is like a fire falling into the woods, which is very dangerous."
At the same time, dozens of students were infected by the new crown virus in this epidemic, and it also made the society aware of the necessity of implementing the new crown vaccine for minors. A teacher from a primary school in Beijing’s Haidian District told the Global Times reporter on the 14th that after the Putian epidemic, some parents took the initiative to ask the school when they could vaccinate their children with the new crown vaccine. Many parents had concerns about this before.
Starting in July this year, vaccinations against the new crown for people aged 12-17 have been launched across the country. Take Beijing as an example. The city has already started vaccination for high school (15-17 years old) people on July 20, and started vaccination for junior high school (12-14 years old) people in early August. However, all localities have not yet begun to vaccinate people aged 3-12 years.
Previously, some analysts believed that minors are not susceptible to the new crown, but Wang Huaqing, chief expert of the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's immunization program, said last month that the awareness of children infected with the new crown virus has been constantly updated recently. In general, children and adolescents are susceptible to the new coronavirus. Professor Yang Zhanqiu of the Institute of Virology of Wuhan University Medical Department also emphasized in an interview with the Global Times reporter on the 14th that vaccination can reduce the spread of the virus and symptoms, and people aged 3-12 should also be vaccinated.