OREANDA-NEWS. On December 28, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted the high ability of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to fight the Omicron strain.

“I spoke with the head of the Gamaleya Institute (Alexander Gunzburg), they conducted research, and Sputnik V will definitely neutralize the new Omicron strain. Gunzburg told me that only a clinic can give a final answer to the question to what extent, but the level of neutralization is very high, ”Putin said at an informal CIS summit.

On December 17, the Russian President announced that Sputnik V was more effective than other drugs in the fight against Omicron. As he noted, Russia is ready to provide Sputnik Light to other countries for booster vaccination.

December 14, the head of the Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N.F. Gamalei Alexander Gintsburg said that the Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N.F. Gamalei has developed a modification of "Sputnik V" for "Omicron" - a strain of coronavirus.

On December 12, an immunologist, general director of the CEG contract research company, Ph.D. Nikolay Kryuchkov said that revaccination against infection in 4-5 months could become effective protection against the Omicron coronavirus strain.

The Russian authorities urge citizens to get vaccinated in order to protect their health and take care of their loved ones. Russians are vaccinated for free. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVac.