MOSCOW, 1 Mar - PRIME. Immunity against coronavirus after vaccination, according to the latest data, is longer than after a previous illness, residents of large cities are a priority group for immunization, said Nikolai Briko, chief freelance specialist epidemiologist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
“Not only vaccination in relation to coronavirus infection is a defining moment. Because there is more and more evidence that SARS-CoV-2 is becoming such a seasonal disease, or rather, the causative agent of a seasonal disease. There is already some data on the duration of post-vaccination and post-infectious immunity., interesting things that post-vaccination immunity is longer than post-infectious ", - said Briko at the round table" Immunity during a pandemic. How to protect yourself from viruses?"
The priority group for immunization, according to the epidemiologist, are residents of large cities.
"The probability of infection is much higher here than in sparsely populated areas," Briko said.