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Gunzburg recommended older people to be revaccinated with “Sputnik V”

Director of the Center. N.F. Gamalei, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Gintsburg believes that it is highly likely that people over 65 need to be revaccinated with Sputnik V, since the reactivity of the immune system decreases with age. He spoke about this in an interview with Izvestia.

For those who are younger, he advised to revaccinate with only one component of this vaccine.

“If after the first component or” Sputnik Light “a person has formed more than 300-500 BAU / ml, then the second component does not need to be revaccinated,” said Alexander Gintsburg.

In his opinion, today Sputnik provides the widest range of virus-neutralizing antibodies in comparison with two mRNA vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna.

“When the specificity of the S-protein changed, then the efficiency of Pfazer and Moderna dropped to 50%, in contrast to Sputnik,” said the head of the center. N.F. Gamalei.

According to him, now the effectiveness of the Russian vaccine “Sputnik V” is between 83-90% (according to various estimates).

Those who were revaccinated in the summer do not need to do anything in the coming winter, the main thing for them is not to miss a year, that is, to be vaccinated again until the summer of 2022, the allergist-immunologist Vladimir Bolibok advised. The expert noted that there is not enough scientific evidence on when to re-vaccinate. However, in his opinion, if a person underwent the first revaccination, then, most likely, the second one can be passed to him later, after six months.

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