OREANDA-NEWS. Children have a much greater risk of contracting coronavirus if adult family members are not vaccinated, while it is important to receive exactly two doses of the drug during primary vaccination, only then the person is protected, said Leila Namazova-Baranova, chief freelance children's specialist in preventive medicine of the Russian Ministry of Health, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

"Children become infected in families, and this means that in those families where adults are not vaccinated, children have a much greater risk of getting sick. According to international and domestic scientific data, existing vaccines are just as effective against new types of the virus, but if vaccinations are done correctly scheme: from two or more doses ", - said Namazova-Baranova at a round table in the press center of the MIA" Russia Today ".

She clarified that primary vaccination should be carried out with a two-component drug, and already at the stage of revaccination after six months, a single-component drug can be used.

"Protected are those people who, in accordance with the instructions, received both doses of the vaccine in the series of primary vaccination, and if more than six months have passed, then you can be re-vaccinated with a single-component drug," Namazova-Baranova emphasized.