The interval between the first and second vaccinations with the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was increased to 60 days. This was stated by the director of the Gamaleya Center, which developed the drug, Alexander Gintsburg reports to TASS.
“The time interval between the first and second vaccinations can be increased, and up to 60 days, that is, up to two months,” he said.
Gunzburg stressed that this will not affect the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Earlier it was reported that 3.5 million patients underwent a course of vaccination with a two-component drug against coronavirus “Sputnik V” in Russia. According to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia is the leader in the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19.
On January 18, mass vaccination against coronavirus began in Russia. Vaccination can be done with Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona. The release of the third Russian vaccine “KoviVac” into civilian circulation is expected in the next month.