Vaccination is the best way to prevent coronavirus for older people. This opinion was expressed by the director of the Russian Gerontological Research and Clinical Center of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, the chief freelance geriatrician of the Ministry of Health Olga Tkacheva.
She stressed that caring for the health of older people is the responsibility of the whole family.
According to her, there are only two ways to ensure this - isolation and vaccination.
Social isolation is not the best way out, because social isolation is associated with limited physical activity, depression, and a host of other problems that, in the end, will have a negative impact. Therefore, the second way is vaccination, - RIA Novosti quotes Tkacheva.
She noted that despite the decrease in the number of cases and the stabilization of the epidemic situation, the coronavirus will still "live with us." Therefore, vaccination should not be neglected.
The specialist added that tests have shown the safety of the Sputnik V vaccine in older people.
Earlier, as NEWS.ru wrote, TV doctor Elena Malysheva said that among people over 80 who have contracted the coronavirus, every third patient dies.