Antibodies in older people after vaccination with the Sputnik V coronavirus drug are produced in the same way as in younger people. This was announced on Tuesday, February 2, by the head of the laboratory of the State Virus Collection Center. Gamalei Inna Dolzhikova.
“The antibody response in volunteers over 60 years old is no different from the antibody response in younger volunteers,” she said during the briefing.
Dolzhikova also stressed that when analyzing the undesirable consequences of vaccination, it turned out that among the elderly volunteers who had been vaccinated, a smaller number of adverse reactions to the drug were registered. It is also noted that vaccination is generally easier in people over 60 years of age.
Earlier that day, Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko called Sputnik V one of the best vaccines against coronavirus. In addition, the director of the Center. Gamalei Alexander Gunzburg said that there is hope that this drug will protect against COVID-19 for two years or longer.
On February 2, it became known that the results of the third phase of clinical trials of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine were published in the medical journal The Lancet. As specified, the effectiveness of the drug against the disease was 91.6% after analyzing data from 19,866 volunteers. At the same time, the indicator among the group of volunteers over 60 years old was 91.8%.
According to the head of the RDIF Kirill Dmitriev, the published article proves the effectiveness and safety of the Sputnik V vaccine created in Russia. He stressed that only three drugs in the world have an efficiency exceeding 90%, and the Russian development is superior to others.
Large-scale vaccination of the population against COVID-19 began in Russia on January 18. The head of state announced the need for this. In addition, the President expressed the opinion that the Russian vaccine against coronavirus is the best in the world, which is now shown by practice. Citizens are vaccinated with Sputnik V. It was developed by the center. Gamalea and became the first vaccine against this virus in the world and in Russia.
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