The age limit for vaccination against coronavirus is 80-85 years, said Ancha Baranova, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor at the School of Systems Biology at George Mason University (USA), Chief Researcher at the Medical Genetic Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences Ancha Baranova in an interview with Lente.ru.
“I think it is necessary to get vaccinated in the 65-80-year-olds group. Between 80 and 85 you have to decide if it’s worth it. The selection should be based on baseline health. And for most of those over 85, vaccination is practically meaningless, ”said Baranova.
She noted that such restrictions are not associated with an increased risk of vaccination for the elderly, but with its appropriateness. “Most manufacturers have tested the vaccine in the 65+ group and has been shown to work. And on this and calmed down. But in older people, age matters. The older a person is, the worse his immune system works, ”Baranova explained.
When asked about the death of residents of a nursing home in Norway, the biologist noted that mortality in the age group over 80 is a natural process. According to her, these people died not due to vaccination, but after it. “So I would not dwell on Norway. Compared to the risk of contracting coronavirus and getting complications from it, this is definitely nonsense, ”said the biologist.
Senior citizens who died in Norway were vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine. The Norwegian Medicines Agency noted that the vaccine may have caused side effects that have led to “more serious illness in older people.”