Patients with cancer should be vaccinated against coronavirus after detailed consultation with their doctor. This was stated by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development Anastasia Rakova.
"After a detailed consultation with the attending physician, patients with cancer should be vaccinated against coronavirus - a wide network of vaccination centers based on clinics and mobile teams in the city has been created for this," Interfax quoted her as saying.
According to Rakova, any serious concomitant disease has a significant impact on the course of the infection.
“Unfortunately, this also applies to cancer patients - they are in the high-risk group. This is caused by a decrease in the body's immune system due to illness and previous surgeries,”she said.
Rakova stressed that the provision of assistance to cancer patients in Moscow did not stop amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Moreover, not a single cancer hospital has been closed or redesigned for the coronavirus,” the official added.
Earlier, the press service of the Russian government said that more than 1.1 billion rubles will be allocated to medical workers for payments for the detection of cancer.