Gunzburg: the simultaneous use of vaccines against COVID-19 and influenza increases the effectiveness evaluated the effectiveness of the simultaneous use of vaccines against coronavirus and influenza. This is reported by TASS.
According to him, the joint use of drugs increases their effectiveness. “They mutually reinforce each other in terms of the amount of protective antibodies,” the head of the center emphasized.
Earlier, Associate Professor of the Department of Infectious Diseases in Children of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, infectious disease doctor Ivan Konovalov assessed the effect of influenza vaccination for antibodies to COVID-19 in people who have been ill. He said that getting the flu vaccine would have no effect on the number of antibodies. “There is no such relationship. The immune system selectively responds to antigens that enter the body either in the form of a causative agent – an active virus, or with a vaccine preparation. Vaccination against coronavirus infection is not a hindrance to vaccination against influenza, “explained Konovalov.