In addition to the concern about the shortage of influenza vaccine, the vaccination work for key groups is basically progressing smoothly.
Notice on influenza vaccination in a middle school in Beijing
Previously, Lin Qiang has been concerned about the shortage of influenza vaccine through his circle of friends. He is still a little worried that he will not be able to get the vaccine smoothly this year. However, he is much relieved to see that the school has unified arrangements.
Parents who feel similar to Lin Qiang are not only in Beijing. Since the middle of September this year, Shanghai has been making an appointment for influenza vaccine. A parent in Shanghai told the surging news that their children had made a unified appointment for influenza vaccination at school, and there was no case that the appointment could not be made.
Whats more, medical staff are not bothered by the shortage of vaccines. A Shanghai pharmaceutical industry employee told surging news that family members work in hospitals, and the hospitals have finished their work, and their front-line staff must fight. In his feeling, influenza vaccine is not in short supply, and it is not so difficult to make an appointment.
Students and medical staff do not feel the shortage. The answer can be found in the technical guidelines for influenza vaccination in China (2020-2021) (hereinafter referred to as the guidelines) issued by the China Center for Disease Control and prevention in mid September.
According to the guidelines, in order to minimize the harm of influenza and the impact on the prevention and control of the new epidemic situation, the guideline recommends that priority should be given to key and high-risk groups, with medical staff in the first place, followed by elderly care institutions, long-term care institutions, welfare homes and other vulnerable groups and employees, and nurseries and kindergartens ranked third Teachers and students in institutions, primary and secondary schools are the key personnel in places prone to influenza and new coronal outbreaks.
Priority vaccination population is usually engaged in one to many work, influenza is more likely to affect more people, one person vaccinated with influenza vaccine can play a greater role in prevention. For example, the guidelines emphasize that influenza vaccination for medical staff can not only prevent the work inefficiency or absenteeism caused by influenza infection and affect the operation of medical institutions, but also effectively avoid the transmission of influenza to colleagues or patients, so as to ensure and maintain the normal reception and treatment capacity of medical institutions.
Zhang Hui, vice president of China Institute of food and drug control, said at the 37th Annual Meeting of national pharmaceutical industry information on August 30 that more than 30 million copies have been issued so far this year, and it is estimated that 50 million copies will be issued by the time of next months flu season.
Based on this figure, 50 million people will be vaccinated against influenza this year.
Swallow (pseudonym), who was also in Beijing, had a fever due to influenza A virus last year. He had made up his mind to get influenza vaccine this year. However, compared with Lin Qiang, whose child was in junior high school, it took a lot of effort for swallow to book influenza vaccine for kindergarten children.
In order to get influenza vaccine in kindergarten, the kindergarten should give a note first, and then make an appointment on an app. I want to make an appointment on October 10 at 8:30 on October 12. There are only eight numbers. I set the alarm clock at 11:30. Open the app, about 10 seconds, and all the numbers are taken. Swallow sighs that about a flu vaccine is like buying a train ticket. Although you can choose multiple vaccination periods, the number of each period is gone within 10 seconds, even the number of that afternoon.
Swallow failed to book influenza vaccine through an app in Beijing
In general, the cost of vaccination in private medical institutions is more expensive, the number of vaccinators is less, and it is easier to book a vaccine. But swallow contacted two private clinics in Beijing on the same day and were told that they were out of stock. Swallow told the surging news, one of the clinics customer manager said, unless a customer bought, and then refund, I can buy, at present is not able to buy.
Surging news randomly consulted five private clinics in Shanghai, all of them said that there was no influenza vaccine. A staff member said on the phone that there were already 2000 appointments in front of the line, which could not guarantee the vaccination smoothly. Now it is difficult to get the registration queue. It is suggested that the community and private medical institutions should ask more.
Its also not easy for individuals to book influenza vaccines at community health centers. Residents of a first tier city told surging news that the permanent resident population of their community reached 250000, but only 120 places were allocated to an appointment batch (19-59 years old), appointment in the morning, light in seconds. According to public reports, the shortage of influenza vaccine also occurred in Henan, Tianjin, Chongqing, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and other provinces. Wuhan, once the center of the new epidemic, is also facing a shortage of influenza vaccine.
A resident in Hongshan District of Wuhan said, I saw the community hospital notice the arrival of Miao in the residents wechat group at 1:00 a.m., but when I arrived at the community hospital at 8:00 a.m., they had been told that the robbery would be finished at 7:00 a.m., and someone would queue up to grab the seedlings after 6:00 a.m.
At ordinary times, you cant get an expert to see a doctor. Now, when there is a shortage of influenza vaccine, yellow cattle are also up.
In desperation, Wang Qing found the yellow cattle and finally got the vaccine by the end of November through the yellow cattle. The price doubled compared with the community hospital (350 yuan per injection for adults and 500 yuan for two injections for children). Wang Qing told reporters that the yellow cattle can be vaccinated within the agreed time, but there is no guarantee where the vaccine is vaccinated and what manufacturers the vaccine comes from.
Surging news reporters have also contacted businesses providing influenza vaccine booking services on e-commerce platforms such as Jingdong and Taobao. Take one of them as an example. The business process is to place an order for payment first, then they register the appointment information, and then sort out the information to the relevant hospital. After the arrival of the vaccine, personnel will be arranged to contact consumers to confirm the final vaccination time. There are online businesses to provide influenza vaccine purchasing services
According to the merchants, the quota can be arranged from October to November. The hospitals arranged are all the vaccination hospitals designated by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention. Each injection of the vaccine can be traced back to the source and has a unique vaccine number, so you can rest assured.
In the subsequent conversation, the merchant said that the payment order does not mean that 100% of the appointment will be successful. It may be due to the delay of batch issuance, insufficient distribution of disease control, and the failure of epidemic control stores to open, which may lead to the failure of vaccination according to the expected time. However, the other party stressed that if the appointment is not successful, you can apply for a full refund. Whether such a contract service is reliable or not is not known. However, a staff member of a private medical institution in Shanghai told Pengchao news that they used to make an appointment to cooperate with some channels of vaccines, but this year, their own customers vaccines could not be supplied, and there was no place for cooperation for the time being. Zheng Yuanjie, real name reporting / real name whistleblowing Kwai Chung, has been reading for nearly 100 million yuan. The P2P lending agency has been reduced to 6 loans and has been declining for 27 consecutive months. The fastest Tencent in Hongkong will become the biggest winner in November. NB12679
In the subsequent conversation, the merchant said that the payment order does not mean that 100% of the appointment will be successful. It may be due to the delay of batch issuance, insufficient distribution of disease control, and the failure of epidemic control stores to open, which may lead to the failure of vaccination according to the expected time. However, the other party stressed that if the appointment is not successful, you can apply for a full refund.
Whether such a contract service is reliable or not is not known. However, a staff member of a private medical institution in Shanghai told Pengchao news that they used to make an appointment to cooperate with some channels of vaccines, but this year, their own customers vaccines could not be supplied, and there was no place for cooperation for the time being.