The director of the St. Petersburg Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after Pasteur, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Areg Totolyan, said that those who have had the new coronavirus have decreased immunity for several months, the Izvestia newspaper writes.
According to the specialist, in the first month or two after the transferred COVID-19, patients experience a decrease in immunity.
“People suffer from increased fatigue, drowsiness, a person can cope with stress worse, and cognitive functions suffer,” Totolyan said.
The academician stressed that such “immune depression” is reversible.
Earlier, Alexander Gorelov, Deputy Director for Research at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, said that people who have had COVID-19 may not be vaccinated against coronavirus until the fall of 2021.
The expert also recommended that those who have suffered coronavirus be vaccinated with a live attenuated vaccine, which is the drug of the center. Chumakov.