Immunologist recalled the risk of memory and hearing loss due to COVID-19

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An immunologist, Doctor of Medical Sciences Vladislav Zhemchugov said on Monday, April 19, that a timely vaccination against COVID-19 can save a person from disability.

“People suffer from various complications for up to six months: they have poor hearing, suffer from heart and liver diseases, and memory impairments. This is up to disability. The vaccine prevents such consequences, ”he said in an interview with NSN.

Zhemchugov stressed that citizens who ignore vaccination risk their health to a large extent. He said that a person who has recovered from a coronavirus infection may have serious consequences if he has not undergone this procedure.

According to him, even a disease that has passed in a mild form leaves behind a “post-coccygeal syndrome.”

Earlier that day, it became known that immunity to coronavirus infection was formed in 25–87% of Russians, depending on the region. According to the results of the study, which was conducted in March 2021 among 37 thousand citizens, about 40% of Muscovites and almost 44% of residents of the Moscow region are immune to COVID-19.

Over the past day, 8,589 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the country. At the same time, it was reported that more than 126 million tests for COVID-19 were carried out in Russia.

On April 4, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova noted that the number of Russians who want to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has increased dramatically.

Large-scale vaccination of the population against coronavirus started in Russia on January 18. The vaccination is given free of charge to everyone.

There are three COVID-19 vaccines registered in the country. The first vaccine in Russia and the world was Sputnik V, which was registered in August 2020. In October of the same year, Russian leader Vladimir Putin announced the registration of the second vaccine in Russia – a drug from the Vector Center, EpiVacCorona. The registration of the third Russian vaccine against coronavirus, KoviVac, became known in February 2021.

All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotte. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.