Russian virologists have assessed the possibility of a vaccinated person infecting others with coronavirus. They discussed this in a conversation with URA.RU.
The former chief infectious disease specialist in Moscow, virologist Nikolai Malyshev assured that a vaccine cannot make a person infectious. “This is completely ruled out,” he said, explaining that synthetic viruses are used in the drug.
Pyotr Chumakov, head of the cell proliferation laboratory at the Institute of Molecular Biology, added that virus fragments placed in a vaccine cannot multiply. “The vaccine contains a viral vector, it does not have the ability to replicate. That is, it cannot produce offspring, which gives rise to infection,”the specialist emphasized. According to him, if someone close to the vaccinated fell ill with COVID-19, then this is a coincidence.
Earlier, Malyshev called the condition for re-vaccination against coronavirus. According to him, if the interval between doses of the drug from COVID-19 is too long, the person will have to be vaccinated again. The specialist emphasized that before re-getting vaccinated, you need to consult a doctor. He will determine whether it is necessary to put the first dose of vaccine again.
In February, Oksana Drapkina, therapist of the Ministry of Health, listed the side effects of vaccination against COVID-19. So, in the first days after the coronavirus vaccination, attention should be paid to flu-like symptoms: weakness, aches, drowsiness, fever, chills. Side effects can continue for 24 hours after the drug enters the body, and there is no need to worry about this.