Deputy Director for Research, Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Rospotrebnadzor, Alexander Gorelov, air radio station “Moscow speaking” told that it is the gold standard of vaccination.
According to him, in order to defeat most infectious diseases, including COVID-19, 94-96 percent of the population needs to be vaccinated. He explained how it works with the example of fighting measles.
“In order to prevent measles outbreaks, coverage worldwide must be at least 94 percent of the prescribed groups. Only in this situation can the infection be controlled. Those who are vaccinated give a chance not to get sick with measles to those who are vitally contraindicated for this vaccination, ”Gorelov said.
The epidemiologist recalled that 60-70 percent of citizens must be vaccinated to form herd immunity. It is this indicator that makes it possible to “more or less painlessly” overcome the seasons of the rise in the incidence of infections.
Earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova made an appeal to vaccinate all Russians against coronavirus. In her opinion, this will allow Russia “to become the most advanced country in the fight against the disease.”