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Despite the increase in the incidence of coronavirus in Russia, some people are mistaken or doubt whether they have contraindications for vaccination. In an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda, doctors dispelled the most frequent examples when patients talk about medical barriers to vaccination.

First of all, the refusal is motivated by the presence of a “bouquet” of chronic diseases. Natalya Pshenichnaya, Deputy Director for Clinical and Analytical Work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, emphasized that in this case it is possible and necessary to vaccinate, but before that it is important to consult with doctors, the vaccine should be administered during a period when there is no exacerbation, and a specialist, taking into account the existing diseases, will select the appropriate drug from available.

In addition, elderly patients are afraid to get vaccinated. It is noted that the Russian “Sputnik V” showed painless or minimal side effects in elderly people, so age is not a hindrance. Also, Russians ask the question of what to do if there is an allergy to the introduction of the first component of the vaccine. Natalya Pshenichnaya explained that this means that a specific drug is not suitable, but these are not contraindications for vaccination against coronavirus, in principle, and another should be selected, it is introduced no earlier than three months later. The only exception is a severe reaction such as Quincke’s edema or anaphylactic shock.

In addition, those who have a tendency to form blood clots can be vaccinated, said immunologist Nikolai Kryuchkov. He stressed that with the development of coronavirus infection, the threat of thrombosis increases sharply, so such patients should be vaccinated first. If the disease is not in the acute stage, there will be no risk of blood clots.

Earlier, the head of the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Alexander Gintsburg, told the funniest myth about the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. According to him, there is an alternative version of the creation of a domestic drug, according to which hackers allegedly work at the Gamalea Center, who penetrated the database of the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca and stole a plan to create their vaccine.

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