Gunzburg: the immunity of a teenager vaccinated with “Sputnik M” is no less than that of an adult
Director of the National Research Center for Epidemiology and of microbiology named after Gamaleya Alexander Gintsburg compared immunities from COVID-19 in adolescents vaccinated with “Sputnik M” and vaccinated adults. He told TASS about this.
According to him, a teenager is unlikely to have less protection, because the body responds in about the same way. “For the simple reason that the amount of antibodies that our immune system will produce for different amounts of the same amount of antigens will be the same,” explained the head of the center.
In addition, he advised 17-year-old adolescents who are not sure whether to get vaccinated now or after the age of majority to get an adult vaccine should not wait and get vaccinated with Sputnik M.
On November 24, the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology received registration for vaccine against COVID-19 for adolescents 12-17 years old “Sputnik M”. It is created on the same platform as the Russian drug for coronavirus Sputnik V and consists of two components that are injected at intervals of 21 days.