MOSCOW, 7 Mar - PRIME. Diseases of the digestive system are not a contraindication for vaccination against coronavirus, the chief freelance specialist gastroenterologist of the Moscow Health Department, head of the department of pathology of the pancreas, biliary tract and upper digestive tract of the Moscow A.S. Clinical Scientific and Practical Center told RIA Novosti. Loginova Dmitry Bordin.
According to him, the question of whether it is possible to be vaccinated for problems with the gastrointestinal tract was actively discussed. The greatest debate was caused by the issue of vaccination of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), however, even here, Bordin noted, agreement was reached - international recommendations were issued in January, followed by the All-Russian Society for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in February.
They state that patients with IBD, including those receiving immunomodulating drugs, can be safely vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, the specialist said. The best time to administer the vaccine is as soon as possible, while the activity of the disease should not affect the timing of vaccination, Bordin added.
The expert said that only with a very severe attack of the disease, it will be possible to return to the issue of vaccination when it is stopped.
"Diseases of the digestive system are not a contraindication for vaccination, and it must be done exactly," Bordin emphasized.
Answering the question whether there is a difference which vaccine should be vaccinated for people with gastrointestinal problems, the doctor said that there is only one limitation in the recommendations - patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy should avoid the use of live attenuated vaccines and vaccines based on replicating viral vectors.
"In general, any that is available - and this is to be done," he said.