Is it possible to be vaccinated after covid? Are you sure it’s not dangerous? Why do I need a test? And where to hand it over? Of the South.we have prepared cards on a topic that everyone cares about.
Is the Sputnik V vaccine definitely not dangerous?
Despite the likelihood of adverse reactions (weakness, chills, short-term fever), the experience of first volunteers, and then hundreds of thousands of Russians who were vaccinated, showed that the Sputnik V vaccine (aka “Gum-COVID-Vac”) is not only safe, but also effective. And the interim results of the third phase study, which the Gamalei Institute published in The Lancet in February 2021, proved that the vaccine is safe and allows you to achieve an immune response, reducing both the risk of infection with coronavirus and the severity of the disease. So you can and should be vaccinated.
Who can not be vaccinated?
Everyone is recommended to be vaccinated, but people with antibodies to the coronavirus can postpone this procedure. First of all, people who have not yet had covid should think about the vaccine. Those who have been ill have already formed an immune response that will protect the body for some time. How long such protection will last depends on the level of antibodies produced.
How do I find out my antibody level?
It’s very simple — to pass the test. The main thing is not to confuse and pass the necessary test. To understand whether a person has been ill with covid and whether he still has antibodies, it is necessary to pass a test for the determination of IgG class antibodies to the SARs-CoV-2 virus. It is this test that will show whether a person has suffered covid in the past (including asymptomatically) and whether there are antibodies in his body that can protect against repeated disease.
What does knowledge about the level of antibodies give?
If you have been ill not so long ago and the level of antibodies is high, then you can take your time with vaccination. But if a lot of time has passed and the level of antibodies after a long-term illness has fallen, then, according to doctors, it is better to get vaccinated. You can make a comprehensive laboratory diagnosis — a PCR test and a blood test for antibodies (IgG, IgM, IgA) to the SARS-CoV virus-2. Such an analysis will reveal the disease even with an asymptomatic course of the disease and will show the level of immunity. This will save you from unnecessary stress on the body if the active stage of the disease is detected, and will allow you to postpone vaccination until recovery.
Is it possible to put a vaccine for asymptomatic coronavirus?
An asymptomatic course is not a contraindication. But you can not be vaccinated with symptoms of acute respiratory viral infections, with an increase in body temperature and an exacerbation of chronic diseases, for example, sinusitis and tonsillitis. The vaccine is not recommended for use during pregnancy and lactation and if there are severe allergic reactions in the medical history. In the case of oncological or autoimmune diseases, the patient should consult with his doctor. For the rest of the people, the vaccine is highly likely to help them not get sick with covid or transfer the disease without serious complications.
I got vaccinated. Is Covid no longer scary?
It is believed that three weeks after receiving the second component of the vaccine, a person develops protective antibodies in sufficient quantities. But there are cases when curious patients passed tests and found antibodies in themselves two or three weeks after the first injection with Sputnik V. At the same time, some people passed tests during the recommended period, but they did not find the long-awaited antibodies in the body. Alas, this has happened before.
How do I find out if immunity has appeared after vaccination?
It’s simple — pass the analysis. Six weeks after the first injection (and three weeks after the second), you can pass a special analysis. And here again, it is important not to confuse. To assess the post-vaccination immune response, the Ministry of Health recommends passing a test for the determination of class G antibodies specifically to the receptor-binding domain (anti-RBD antibodies), which is part of the S1 protein of the virus. The same analysis will be useful before vaccination to understand how much you need it at the moment. This test will show whether you have been ill before and whether you have developed immunity.
Where in Krasnodar can I take an analysis to determine antibodies to RBD?
The laboratory of the Ekaterininskaya Clinic presents the entire range of Covid-19 diagnostics, including test systems that detect class G immunoglobulins to all antigenic determinants of the protein, including RBD. In addition, they allow you to accurately determine the level of virus-neutralizing antibodies in the body. The test for IgG antibodies to the S protein of the coronavirus (including RBD) is good because it demonstrates high clinical sensitivity (99.8%) and specificity (100%).
What does the level of IgG antibodies to the S protein of the coronavirus indicate?
A result of less than 1.0 indicates the absence of protective immunity. In this case, it is definitely not worth delaying the vaccination. The result from 1.0 to 12.0 indicates contact with the virus in the past and the presence of an immune response or post-vaccination immunity. 12.0 and higher means a high concentration of virus neutralizing antibodies. In this case, you can breathe relatively calmly — you are protected for the coming months.
The results of laboratory tests do not give grounds to independently decide whether to be vaccinated or not. Before vaccination, it is necessary to consult with a therapist. Entrust your health to professionals.
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