Jakarta – The latest news for mothers and families who are recipients of the Sinovac and Sinophram COVID-19 vaccines. The World Health Organization (World Health Organization / WHO) recommends people with immune disorders or recipients of vaccines with a killed type of virus to receive a booster vaccine immediately. The virus vaccines that have been killed include Sinovac and Sinopharm from China. Quoted from Reuters on Saturday (12/11/2021), the recommendation came after the Strategic Advisory Group on Immunization (SAGE), held a meeting to evaluate the COVID-19 booster vaccine. SAGE chairman Alejandro Cravioto said the vaccine provided strong protection against severe disease, for at least six months. However, data suggest reduced immunity in older adults with severe disease, and those with health conditions. “We support equal distribution (of the vaccine) and the use of the third dose only in those with health problems or people receiving inactivated vaccines,” he said. The WHO said people aged 60 and older who received the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines should get a third dose although the use of other vaccines may also be considered depending on supply and access. Banner Recipes Rp20 thousand/ Photo: HaiBunda/Mia “When implementing this recommendation, countries should aim to maximize the coverage of two doses in the population, and thereafter administer a third dose, starting with the oldest age group,” they said. Currently, many countries have launched booster vaccination programs for the elderly and people with health problems. In fact, a number of countries are expanding vaccinations along with concerns about the more infectious Omicron variant. However, WHO has warned that administering the first dose of vaccine should be a priority over boosters, considering that vaccination rates in most developing countries are still low. WHO’s Department of Immunizations Director, Kate O’Brien, said the COVID-19 vaccine provided added protection for six months after the last dose, with some reduced protection in small, medium amounts. In October, the UN agency said people over 60 years of age receiving injections of Sinopharm and Sinovac should get a booster dose. CONTINUE READING CLICK HERE. (aci/fia) .