Antibody levels may decrease if you receive a second dose of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine two weeks after the first, and not 21 days later, said Alexander Ginzburg, CEO of the Hamalei Center.
“If we reduce the interval to 14 days, then we will lower the level of protective antibodies,” Ginzburg quoted TASS as saying on the Dock-Tok program on Channel One.
The head of the Gamalei Center noted that the instruction for the Sputnik V vaccine indicates an interval of 21 days.
“If re-vaccination is done after 21 days, we will achieve the highest level of presence of protective antibodies in the blood of a vaccinated person. If this period is increased to 60 days, then we will have the same effect, “Ginzburg added.
To date, Sputnik V has been registered in 60 countries with a total population of 3 billion people. The effectiveness of the vaccine was 97.6% according to the analysis of data on the incidence of coronavirus among Russians vaccinated with both components of the drug from December 5, 2020 to March 31, 2021.