8 Apr 2021 21:27

Developers of all 3 Russian vaccines promise at least yearlong immunity to coronavirus - Rospotrebnadzor head

MOSCOW. April 8 (Interfax) - Individuals vaccinated with any of the three coronavirus vaccines officially approved in Russia will have immunity to the disease for at least a year, head of Russian health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said.

"All manufacturers are saying that strong immunity protecting against the virus will remain for a year. All three producers of the Russian vaccines have said this absolutely confidently," Popova said on the Komsomolskaya Pravda radio station.

The three Russian vaccines, according to their developers, guarantee "at least" yearlong immunity, she said.

Popova recommended that those who have been ill with Covid-19 carefully monitor their immunity status, as it usually worsens in spring.

Russia has been conducting a mass vaccination campaign against coronavirus on the president's orders since January 18. People in Russia have so far been inoculated chiefly with the Sputnik V vaccine. The EpiVacCorona vaccine developed by Rospotrebnadzor's Vector Center started being distributed among Russia's regions last week. The CoviVac vaccine has also been registered in Russia and is about to be made available to the general public.