Immunologist, Candidate of Medical Sciences Nikolay Kryukov said that vaccination of children and adolescents from covid is a necessity that the Russian society will have to accept. He added that children and adolescents will be vaccinated with a “diluted version” of Sputnik V – the Sputnik M vaccine. This is reported by URA.RU .
The drug “Sputnik M” will be registered in early November of this year. It was decided to drastically reduce the dose — it will be reduced five times for teenagers and ten times for children. This will directly affect the immunogenicity—” Kryukov said.
The expert noted that the effectiveness of the new vaccine is indirectly confirmed by the words of one of the developers. According to the immunologist, humoral immunity after such vaccination will be much weaker than after vaccination with “adult” doses of Sputnik V.
Earlier, the chief freelance specialist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation for medical prevention in the Ural Federal District, Doctor of Medical Sciences Sergey Tokarev, said that a PCR test would give a more accurate result if the smear was taken from the first to the fifth day of the disease. According to the expert, these days the concentration of the virus is so high that the patient does not need to prepare much for PCR testing.