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COVID-19 vaccine tips for people aged 60 and above

eguizhou.gov.cn| Updated: 2021-08-25 Print

Southwest China's Guizhou province has started providing COVID-19 vaccines for people aged 60 and above at communities and centers for disease control and prevention.

According to the Guizhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, elderly people's immune systems decline with age, and once infected with the novel coronavirus, they have a higher risk of critical illness or death than young people.

The center suggests that all suitable elderly people be vaccinated as soon as possible. When getting vaccinated, they must bring their ID cards and be accompanied by family members or community volunteers.

It is also suggested that they bring their latest medical records so that doctors can evaluate their suitability to the vaccine. They must wear masks, cooperate with the clinic to provide information, and stay for 30 minutes of observation after being vaccinated.

If anybody experiences discomfort after being vaccinated, they should visit the hospital as soon as possible.

The Guizhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention urges the public to get vaccinated, protect themselves, and avoid crowded and confined places.

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