In the Altai Territory, three doctors vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine were diagnosed with a coronavirus. Doctors could meet with the causative agent of COVID-19 when they had not yet had time to form immunity. This was reported in the department of press and mass communications of the region, reports TASS.
“In the Altai Territory, three out of 42 physicians who were the first to be vaccinated against coronavirus infection have contracted the coronavirus. Immunity in sick doctors who have been vaccinated probably did not have time to form by the time they met with the pathogen COVID-19. Only this could become the reason for the infection of doctors,”the ministry said in a statement.
The administration said, referring to the developers, that the vaccine is two-component. First, the person receives the first injection, and after three weeks, the second. A vaccinated person is considered only three weeks after the second vaccination, since all six weeks from the moment of the first vaccination, the process of forming immunity is underway.
Earlier, the doctor immunologist-allergist Vladimir Bolibok, in a conversation with the correspondent of Lenta.ru, said that the collective immunity to coronavirus may appear in Russians at the end of November or at the beginning of December. At the same time, he noted that an increase in the incidence is expected in the spring of 2021.
To date, two vaccines against COVID-19 have been registered in Russia. The first drug to be registered was Sputnik V, developed by the Gamaleya Center. On October 14, President Vladimir Putin announced the registration of EpiVacCorona from the Vector Center.