State Duma Deputy Gennady Onishchenko explained the development in Russia of three vaccines against COVID-19 by the fact that the world needed to show the place of the national scientific school. According to him, now "our immunology retains its leading positions on the planet."
Also, the former chief sanitary doctor, in an interview with Sobesednik.ru, said that he himself had already been vaccinated, and noted the variety of Russian drugs.
We have vaccines of all types that exist: the genetically engineered Sputnik V, the synthetic vector vaccine, and the third, the classic, routine, orthodox vaccine, which is how it all began,”the deputy stressed.
You can get vaccinated against coronavirus in Russia with the Sputnik V drug of the Gamaleya Center. From the beginning of March the vaccine "EpiVacCorona" of the Novosibirsk center "Vector" will become available, and in the beginning of April - "Kovivak" of the center named after Chumakov.
NEWS.ru previously reported that the absence of a traditional seasonal influenza epidemic in Russia may be explained by the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, one infection supplanted another, according to the chief infectious disease specialist of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency (FMBA) Vladimir Nikiforov. He noted that influenza vaccination also contributed to the protection of the population.