Russian health minister says revaccination against COVID-19 to be needed in future

Russian health minister says revaccination against COVID-19 to be needed in future
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/. People vaccinated against coronavirus will require revaccinations in the future, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Rossiya-1 television channel on Wednesday, APA reports citing TASS..

"We expect that revaccinations will most likely be needed. Everything will depend on the herd immunity rates both inside the country and beyond, as activity always recovers," the minister said.

According to Murashko, a health surveillance system has been established.

"We have an electronic resource where this data is collected. Therefore, we assess how an individual responds and how protected they are. If necessary, we can safely introduce corrections now," he added.

Apart from that, Murashko said that the Sputnik Light vaccine was undergoing a registration process.

"It has just arrived at an expert agency of the Health Ministry for testing. It is part of Sputnik V. It is the first dose. Young people develop a good response, well, perhaps the experts should give their opinion, it will be used for revaccination," the health minister informed.

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