Vaccination is one of the most reliable ways to defeat COVID-19, it will help to quickly build collective immunity to the virus. This was announced to the Moscow City News Agency by the chief physician of the Filatov Clinical Hospital 15, Valery Vechorko.
“Only the formation of collective immunity to the coronavirus will make it possible to defeat it. This can happen if most of the population gets sick and becomes immune to the virus for a while. But this path carries many risks to health, and sometimes to the lives of patients. We know that this COVID-19 is a dangerous disease, sometimes leading to very serious consequences. That is why vaccination is of great importance for the health of patients. This is the safest and most effective way to fight any infectious disease. And vaccination against coronavirus is also one of the most reliable ways to cope with the coronavirus pandemic,”said the doctor.
He recalled that COVID-19 in some patients is severe, leading to serious complications, and sometimes even death. Vaccination is especially important for people at risk, he stressed.
“These are elderly people, patients with chronic diseases, diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. We all know that COVID-19 affects all organs and systems, triggering cascade reactions in the body, thereby aggravating the course of existing diseases. Therefore, vaccination against coronavirus today is the safest and most effective way to build herd immunity and cope with a pandemic. My colleagues and I see COVID-19 infected people in serious condition every day and are doing everything we can to help them around the clock. This situation can be avoided by vaccination. We hope that large-scale COVID vaccinations will reduce the influx of critically ill patients into hospitals. I am glad that Moscow has launched a free and convenient vaccination against COVID-19,”Vechorko said.
The doctor recalled that currently 70 vaccination centers have been opened in the capital on the basis of city adult polyclinics, and from January 14, there will be 100 of them. Vaccinations can be done by appointment, which avoids queues and long waiting times.