Immunization with the Russian drug “Sputnik V” and revaccination with its nasal form can protect the patient from coronavirus infection in principle, said Alexander Gintsburg, director of the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology.
“We assume, although this will need to be studied in clinical trials, that such immunity will be sterile, that is, the vaccinated person will have not only humoral, but also mucosal immunity at the level of the entrance gate,” he said. “RIA News” 28 of October.
Gunzburg noted that during immunization with a nasal vaccine, an independent barrier is created for the penetration of the virus into the human body.
However, as noted by the director of the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, the effectiveness of combining these two vaccines has yet to be studied in clinical trials.
On October 26, the pharmaceutical company Generium developed and submitted an application for clinical trials of the nasal form of Sputnik V, which is injected into a patient through the nose. According to the general director of the company Daniil Taliansky, such a drug is tolerated much milder than the usual vaccine, and in terms of effectiveness it is in no way inferior to the traditional form of the vaccine.
Prior to that, on October 13, the Russian Ministry of Health approved the second stage of clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine in the form of a Sputnik V nasal spray. The research will be carried out in St. Petersburg at the Eco-Safety Research Center. The permit was issued until December 31, 2023.
In August, Rinat Maksyutov, the general director of the Vector Center of Rospotrebnadzor, said that vaccines in the form of a nasal spray could be available to Russians in the fall of 2022.
Against the backdrop of a worsening epidemiological situation, the Russian authorities are urging residents to get vaccinated in order to protect their health and take care of their loved ones. Citizens are vaccinated for free. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.
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.
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