Surely many of you use the Sinovac type of vaccine, right? There is new news, Mother, according to a recent study at the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, three doses of Sinovac vaccine were found to be less potent against the Omicron variant.
Researchers assessed that the Pfizer BioNTech mRNA vaccine was more effective against the Omicron variant of COVID-19, when it was a booster for Sinovac primary vaccine recipients.
Even so, the experts did not specify how far the difference in the efficacy or efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine compared to the Sinovac vaccine as a booster.
Therefore, the researchers also suggest that people who receive the Sinovac vaccine should be injected with the Pfizer type COVID-19 booster vaccine as soon as possible, Mother.
This effort is while waiting for a more effective type of COVID-19 vaccine to overcome the Omicron variant. Reportedly recently Sinovac also plans to make a special vaccine against this variant.
Not only in Indonesia, the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines are the most widely used types of COVID-19 vaccines for Chinese citizens.
The difference between Sinovac, Sinopharm, and Pfizer vaccines is the type of technology developed. The Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines were developed with an inactivated virus, while Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine uses messenger RNA (mRNA) technology.
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Previously, it was reported that two Omicron patients in Indonesia had died. Both have comorbidities or a history of comorbidities, Mother.
Spokesperson for the COVID-19 vaccination of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi, said that one of the patients had been fully vaccinated. While one other patient has not been vaccinated.
“One has been (fully vaccinated) but has several uncontrolled comorbidities. The other has not,” said Dr Nadia when contacted detik.com Saturday (22/1/2022).
“The Omicron patient who died had not been vaccinated, he was 64 years old, while the man who had been vaccinated was 54 years old, the woman was,” he continued.
As previously reported, one patient is a local transmission while the other is a foreign traveler.
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