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Sinovac Recipients Urged To Get Covid-19 Booster Shot As Effectiveness Wanes Sooner

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On 20 November, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin explained in a Twitter post the importance of getting the booster shot, especially for Sinovac vaccine recipients. “Why a shorter booster interval for Sinovac (3 months) vs Pfizer/AZ (6 months)? While Sinovac is effective, there is evidence its effectiveness wanes sooner,” he wrote.

In the chart attached in the Twitter post, shows the complete vaccination data in categories 4 and 5 admissions by the type of vaccination. Most of the categories 4 and 5 admissions are Sinovac recipients, followed by Pfizer and AstraZeneca recipients.

Khairy also added that most new Covid-19 cases come from close contacts like family and friends, “That’s why practising #TRIIS is important, especially INFORM your family & friends if you have tested positive so they can quickly do a self-test.” If you are unaware, TRIIS means to Test, Report, Isolate, Inform, and Seek.

Last week, it was announced that individuals who are eligible can start registering for their booster shot from 22 November onwards.


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