Citizens who have suffered from COVID-19 may not be vaccinated against this infection for at least six months – until the fall. This was announced by Alexander Gorelov, Deputy Director for Scientific Work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, on the air of the TV channel “Doctor” on Friday, January 22nd.
“Those who have undergone a coronavirus infection at this stage can be absolutely calm and not sign up for vaccination, well, at least until autumn, absolutely for sure,” Gorelov said.
The head of the Central Institute of Epidemiology Vasily Akimkin, at a meeting with epidemiologists at the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Tatyana Golikova on January 15, said that the immunity of those who have had COVID-19 lasts up to five months, and then begins to fall. He added that already three months after recovery, “there is a decrease in the level of immunity.”
At the same time, in December, Australian scientists said that the immunological memory of a person who has suffered a coronavirus lasts for at least eight months.
Large-scale vaccination of the population against COVID-19 began in Russia on January 18. On January 13, President Vladimir Putin announced the need to switch to it. According to him, the domestic vaccine is the best in the world, as practice shows.
Russians are vaccinated with Sputnik V, the first vaccine against coronavirus in Russia and in the world.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites stopcoronavirus.rf and access to all.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVeTogether. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.