In three regions of Russia in June will start the evaluation of population immunity to COVID-19, reported June 11 in the Federal service.

the Pilot regions will be Khabarovsk Krai, St. Petersburg and Tyumen.

the Study will be conducted taking into account the recommendations of health organisations and with the participation of the medical organizations of the regions.

“the study is planned to include children from one to 17 years and adults in six age groups (18-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years, 70 years and older)”, — stated in the message Department.

Rospotrebnadzor Experts pointed out that the data obtained will allow to develop a forecast about the development of the epidemiological situation both in individual regions and the country as a whole. In addition, the results of the study will help to plan the necessary measures for combating coronavirus.

In April, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that the spread of coronavirus may be stopped when the immune to it will have 60% of the population.

on 10 June it became known that two groups of volunteers from among civilians and the military for testing a Russian vaccine against coronavirus. Participants undergo a medical examination and placed on 14-day quarantine. Then it is planned to begin tests of the drug.