Vaccination against coronavirus infection in elderly people is a necessary measure, since this stratum of people has a weakened immune system. Olga Tkacheva, a freelance specialist of the Russian Ministry of Health in the field of geriatrics, spoke about this during a conversation with reporters.
According to the medical specialist, the ability of the body of an elderly person to maintain its integrity is not at such a high level as to "quickly and adequately" respond to unknown diseases. In addition, it is argued that people in old age have a large number of enzymes in their bodies that are responsible for how severe the disease will be.
- Simultaneously with the immune system, all other organs and systems are aging. The vessels and muscle of the heart become more rigid, the processes of atherosclerosis develop, - the doctor told the Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
In addition, the freelance specialist of the Ministry of Health drew attention to the fact that, together with the patient's age, the time of his recovery from the past illness also increases.
- Many continue to complain that they still do not feel taste and smell, some persist shortness of breath, they quickly get tired, experience headaches, insomnia and even depression, - said Tkacheva.
In conclusion, the specialist added that older people can tolerate vaccination more calmly due to the fact that their immunity is not able to give an active response to a foreign protein in the body.
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