Vaccination against coronavirus involves two injections with a time difference of up to three weeks. An extended break does not pose a danger to the patient, but the effect of vaccination may be weaker, Anatoly Altstein, professor of the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, told 360.
“In order for the immunity to be optimal, which vaccine can give, the interval must be observed. It is three weeks. If it turns out to be four or five weeks, then it is not so bad. Two months is a lot. But it will still give protection,”he explained.
The professor noted that much depends on the individual characteristics of the human body. For some, even an extended interval between injections with the vaccine will allow the formation of a strong immunity to the pathogen.
“But on average it is considered - there should be an interval of two to four weeks. This applies to any vaccine,”he stressed.
Mass vaccination against coronavirus began in Russia on January 18. Currently, Russians have access to two drugs: developed at the Gamaleya Center "Sputnik V" and "EpiVacCorona" from the "Vector" center. Vaccination takes place in two stages with a difference of 21 days.
On January 20, the Chumakov Federal Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immunobiological Preparations of the Russian Academy of Sciences sent documents to the Ministry of Health for the registration of the third vaccine "Kovivac". It is expected that it will be registered before February 16, writes "Constantinople".