People at risk will be the first candidates for vaccination against coronavirus. This was announced on air by the head of the Department of Microbiology of Latent Infections of the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after Gamalei Victor Zuev.
According to him, first of all, vaccination should be carried out by doctors working with COVID-positive patients. In addition, those who come in contact with a large number of people are among the main candidates for public relations: ticketers, cashiers, volunteers, taxi drivers.
“There is no need to do the rest,” stressed Zuev.
extend vaccination to other citizens will be possible later.
Zuev believes that in the future, coronavirus outbreaks will occur twice a year – in late autumn and early spring – when people have weakened immunity.
The Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019 about an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin. Later, scientists established the causative agent of the disease, it turned out to be a new type of coronavirus. The infection has spread to almost 200 countries. On March 11, WHO recognized the situation as a pandemic.
According to the latest data, over 4.6 million cases of infection have been detected in the world, more than 302 thousand people have died.