CVI "Indian" strain: is revaccination necessary?

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Is revaccination necessary with emergence of the "Indian" strain of coronavirus? Zhandarbek Bekshin, head of the Department of Sanitary and Epidemiological Control of Almaty, answered this question during a briefing at the regional communications service, correspondent reports.

"Today, this question is not raised, because we have official statements from the Sputnik V developers that Sputnik protects from all known mutated strains. There is also a statement from the QazVac developers that the vaccine protects against all known mutated strains of COVID-19, "the speaker said.

Bekshin also noted that 32 cases of re-infection with CVI were registered in Almaty.

"More than 360 000 people have been vaccinated. There are only 32 re-infection cases. 92% of Sputnik effectiveness was declared. Not everyone’s body has the same ability to reproduce immunity. There are people whose body is unable to develop immunity, fortunately, their number is scanty," Zhandarbek Bekshin added.

Ekaterina Eliseeva
13:21, 23 June 2021

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