The Undersecretary of the Saudi Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdullah Asiri, stated that the Saudi health approved the “Pfizer” vaccine for the age group 5-11 years, and the dose of them is half the adult dose in two stages. And hypnosis, while the symptoms of children are safe and there are no symptoms after the vaccine.”
He stressed the need to take the vaccine for a large number of children, because they are a source of infection for other older age groups, while the series of doses will continue until the goal of immunization is reached, which is to prevent severe disease, control the pandemic and reduce hypnosis, as well as control epidemic outbreaks that are a source to mutate.
The continued need for vaccinations
Asiri revealed the continuing need for vaccines in the coming years for certain groups, while vaccines will continue to be provided to low-income countries, while Corona will continue to be with us like influenza, but the virulence will gradually decrease.
With regard to the stimulant dose, he said: The stimulant of the corona vaccine gives lasting protection, and the need for the stimulant dose increased in the presence of “Omicron” and the continued presence of a large group of non-vaccinated among us, while those who completed the vaccination even if they were infected with Covid, it is often a cold as it was It happens every year before the pandemic, and all fear is for those who did not get or did not complete the immunization against Covid.
Dr. Asiri pointed out that the booster dose was initially for certain groups of society, and now it has become a necessity and mandatory for all, due to the decrease in immunity after the second dose.
In a related context, the Saudi Ministry of Health announced last Monday that the time period for giving the booster dose would be reduced to 3 months from the date of immunization with the second dose.
The Ministry of Health stressed the importance of the Saudi booster dose to enhance the level of immunization completion that the person has reached, as one dose is not enough, especially with the presence of mutant, while the second dose raises the level of immunity to a level that is resistant and sufficient to repel the virus, especially its mutations, and reduce the possibilities resulting from it and from Its complications and disease severity reach significant levels, and the booster dose is currently important to protect against complications and mutations.