The tolerance of the coronavirus vaccine for children is very good, a safe dose has been selected, Deputy Director of the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology Denis Logunov said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Completed phase 1-2 of clinical trials and demonstrated very good tolerance,” said Logunov. “First, a safe dose was selected for children completely, and it was shown that, on average, immunogenicity in a child population significantly exceeds immunogenicity in an adult,” he said.
Moreover, antibodies after vaccination are much higher than in adults. “We have all the necessary expertise on the safety of this vaccine,” the scientist assured.
The President inquired about the dosage of the vaccine for children. It is recalculated for body weight, taking into account the age characteristics of immunity, the interlocutor replied. Vladimir Putin asked whether it was a modified Sputnik V or “the same thing, only the volume per body weight decreases.” “That is, in principle, the use of 170 million people suggests that when calculating the body weight of this substance can be used in children?” – he remarked. “Certainly,” said Logunov.