Asthmatics, diabetics may have contraindications from coronavirus inoculation, says expert

Asthmatics, diabetics may have contraindications from coronavirus inoculation, says expert
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  • calendar-gray 25 November 2020

Asthmatics, diabetics and former cancer patients may have contraindications from a coronavirus vaccine, Head of the Department of General Virology of the Chumakov Federal Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immune and Biological Products of the Russian Academy of Sciences Georgy Ignatyev said at a press conference at TASS, APA reports.

"Today, in the clinical trials protocol people with these diagnoses are listed as non-admission criteria, they cannot volunteer. According to the accepted practice in our country, the protocol criteria is then transferred to the vaccine manual. <...> In all likelihood, taking into account the first use of these vaccines, I don’t think that they’ll opt to use these vaccines on people with such diagnoses," he said in response to a question whether people with diabetes and asthma have contraindications to the vaccination.

Additionally, according to the scientist, a history of cancer will also be a contraindication to the inoculation.

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