The immunologist named the requirements for testing drugs for COVID-19 on children in Russia

Immunologist Kostinov: children without diseases are chosen for testing drugs for COVID-19

Children are chosen for clinical trials of drugs for COVID-19 who do not have chronic diseases. Medical lawyer Mikhail Kostinov called this requirement in a conversation with the 360 ​​TV channel.

In addition, according to the specialist, the participants should not have a preventive course of treatment at the time of vaccination. Among other requirements, he attributed the lack of vaccinations against other infections in the last month.

The immunologist stressed that before studying the effectiveness and safety of the drug for children, he is tested on the adult population.

National Research Center epidemiology and microbiology named after Gamaleya previously received registration for the vaccine against COVID-19 for adolescents “Sputnik M”, said the deputy head of the center Denis Logunov.

Director of the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after Gamaleya Alexander Gintsburg reported on the results of the study COVID-19 vaccines for adolescents. Among the side effects, he said, there was only a slight increase in body temperature to 37.4 degrees the day after vaccination.