Director of the Gamaleya Center of the Russian Ministry of Health, Alexander Gintsburg, in an interview with Interfax, called a way to protect Russians from all strains of COVID-19, saying that 500-700 thousand people need to be vaccinated against coronavirus per day.
“And those who have had six months since vaccination should be revaccinated. So that we can cover the country with an “umbrella” in six months against all these options, against which, as we see, “Sputnik” is acting, ”said Gunzburg.
According to him, at the moment the Russian Sputnik V vaccine works against all known variants of the coronavirus. “We were lucky with him,” said Gunzburg.
Earlier, the immunologist-allergist Vladimir Bolibok said that due to the boom in vaccinations in late November – early December last year, the peak of omicron in Russia is likely to be smoothed out. He said that those who were vaccinated in late November – early December will definitely be protected until February. For those who were vaccinated more than six months ago, the doctor recommended an urgent revaccination.