The creator of “Sputnik V” spoke about the childhood vaccination against COVID-19

Head of the Gamaleya Center Gunzburg: the COVID-19 vaccine should be added to the national calendar

Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, director Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology Alexander Gintsburg spoke about the COVID-19 vaccination for children. His words are quoted by

In his opinion, the coronavirus vaccine should be included in the national vaccination schedule.

“How does the coronavirus vaccine differ in terms of ethics and safety from other vaccinations? Our institute produces not only a vaccine against COVID-19, but also a vaccine against tuberculosis – BCG, which is used for two-day-old children, ”said Gunzburg. noting that it is not clear to him why the vaccine against coronavirus caused a resonant discussion.

In addition, he said that the vaccine is safe even for children with low immunity. When asked about parents' concerns about the insufficient study of the drug, Gunzburg replied that the vaccine has been studied quite well by the adult population.

Earlier, the director of the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology also announced the results of a study of a COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents 12-17 years old. According to him, among the side effects, there was only a slight increase in temperature up to 37.4 degrees the next day after vaccination.