Murashko said that 15% of coronavirus cases are children

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

The Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko noted the importance of vaccination for pregnant women and said that among the cases of COVID-19, children make up about 15%.

He announced 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’s immune system changes, as a result of which they are exposed to great risks. Therefore, the best option is to be vaccinated against coronavirus before pregnancy or after the 22nd week.

«If you were not vaccinated before pregnancy, today the guidelines provide for a vaccination regime — after the 22nd week of pregnancy, you can get the appropriate vaccine to prevent infection and disease », — said Murashko.

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

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

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


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