Belarus approves Sputnik V for people over 60 – Rossiyskaya Gazeta


As noted in the department, today there are no vaccines for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection, registered in the Republic of Belarus, for use in patients over 60 years old, therefore, registration of the drug in this age group is extremely relevant for the country’s healthcare system.

The website contains the words of the director of the Republican Unitary Enterprise “Center for Expertise and Testing in Healthcare” of the Ministry of Health of Belarus Dmitry Grinko, who noted that the combined vector vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus infection “Sputnik V”, developed by FGBU NITsEM named after N.F. Gamalea of ​​the Ministry of Health of Russia, approved by the Ministry of Health of Belarus for use in people over 60 years old.

“This conclusion was made based on the results of the assessment of the materials of the registration dossier by specialists of our center and leading scientific experts – infectious disease specialists, epidemiologists, geneticists of Belarus. The decision was made taking into account the permission on the possibility of using the vaccine in people over 60 years old, adopted in December 2020 by the regulator of the country of manufacture – the Ministry of Health Russia “, – Dmitry Grinko specified.

According to the ministry, preparations for mass vaccination of the population have already begun in Belarusian healthcare institutions, and specialized training sessions are being held. In preparation for vaccination, older people will be asked to undergo a comprehensive medical examination – in compliance with the necessary anti-epidemic measures.

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Source: Российская Газета by rg.ru.

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