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Top expert suggests significantly more efficient vaccine for boosters

Zhong Nanshan Photo: VCG

China’s top respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan advised on Friday to use a different type of vaccine as a booster following two doses of inactivated vaccines, as using a different vaccine for the booster turned out to be significantly more efficient in the prevention against COVID-19.

Based on the dynamic zero-COVID policy that China will unwaveringly stick to, the infection rate as well as severe illness and mortality rates need to be reduced. Thus, a different type of vaccine for a booster dose, such as a subunit protein or an adenovirus vectored vaccine following two doses of inactivated vaccines, is recommended, Zhang said in a keynote speech he delivered during the 14th China Bioindustry Convention held in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province between Friday and Sunday. He emphasized that excessive epidemic prevention measures that could negatively impact economic development should not be an…

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