Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for citizens over 60 should be introduced at the federal level. This opinion with TASS shared a specialist in especially dangerous infections, immunologist, doctor of medical sciences Vladislav Zhemchugov.
According to him, elderly people with a whole bunch of chronic diseases have always been at risk. In many cases, COVID-19 is severe. “Therefore, vaccination for them is the No. 1 protective agent,” the specialist believes.
The attending physician will help you choose the optimal time for vaccination so that it does not interfere with the course of treatment for a particular chronic disease. Well, in the period of exacerbation of the disease, it is better not to vaccinate, added the immunologist.
“Before introducing compulsory vaccination for people over 60 years old, it would still be advisable to develop a system of counseling these patients with narrow specialists and to develop separate guidelines for medical treatment, additional examinations. Because now we do not have regulated guidelines in this area.” , – emphasized Zhemchugov.