Murashko said that 15% of patients with coronavirus are children

Plot The spread of a new strain of coronavirus “omicron”

Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko noted the importance of vaccination for pregnant women and said that children make up about 15% of those infected with COVID-19%.

He said this today at a briefing with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova and Head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova.

The Minister recalled that pregnant women are changing their immune system, as a result of which they are at great risk. Therefore, the best option — be vaccinated against coronavirus before pregnancy or after the 22nd week.

«If you were not vaccinated before pregnancy, today the methodological recommendations provide for the — after the 22nd week of pregnancy, you can get the appropriate vaccine to prevent infection and disease, », — Murashko specified.

He said that today 15% of cases are children. Particular attention should be paid to children from birth to four years.

«A vaccinated mother, especially a nursing mother, transmits protective forces: antibodies pass through breast milk, and thus the child also becomes protected, and close contact between mother and child becomes safer», — summed up the minister.

Recall that during the briefing, Anna Popova said that “omicron” may be up to seven times more infectious than other strains.


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