Russian doctor commented on registration of COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents

Doctor Elena Petryaykina: childhood vaccination will greatly affect the situation with coronavirus

The planned registration of a children's vaccine against COVID-19 will greatly affect the epidemiological situation with coronavirus. This is how the director of the Russian Children's Clinical Hospital of the Russian National Medical University named after N.I. Pirogova Elena Petryaykina, she is quoted by RT.

The doctor described her attitude to childhood vaccination as the most positive. She stressed that she considers vaccination for adolescents to be an achievement of Russian science.

“The history of medicine clearly shows that epidemics were defeated only in the era of mass vaccination and the creation of herd immunity. Children, besides the fact that they can get sick and get sick seriously, they also have a sea of ​​contacts, “said Petryaykina, noting that children should be full participants in the formation of collective immunity.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said that the vaccine against COVID-19 for children from 12 to 15 years old “Gam-COVID-Vac M” of the Gamaleya center will be registered in Russia on Wednesday, November 24. She noted that children will be vaccinated with the consent of their parents or the minor himself, if he is over 15 years old.



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