Inoculated individual may carry coronavirus, scientist says
MOSCOW, Jan 28, 2021 (BSS/TASS) – An individual who was inoculated against
the novel coronavirus infection may remain its carrier and therefore should
observe preventive measures, acting director of the Smorodintsev Research
Institute of Influenza of the Russian Healthcare Ministry Dmitry Lioznov said
at a press conference on Thursday.
“An inoculated individual, he is protected, he does not develop the disease
but the agent can get on the mucous lining, remain there for some time and
emit to the external environment. A healthy individual can also be [a
carrier] without developing the disease but he can be that temporary carrier.
This is precisely why we say that a vaccinated individual should observe
certain anti-epidemic measures in order not to infect the others,” the
According to deputy director for research of the Smorodintsev Research
Institute of Influenza Darya Danilenko, an individual is considered to be
vaccinated if he received the full dose of a vaccine, that is, was inoculated
twice when it’s necessary. “After the second administration, at least three
weeks should elapse after which we consider that enough time has elapsed for
a person to be considered vaccinated, that is, his immune system responded to
the administration of a vaccine,” she explained. Until then, according to
her, the probability that this individual may be a carrier is higher.