“The Sputnik V vaccine was made against the zero, old, first, Wuhan strain and it is effective against all subtypes of omicron,” the expert emphasized.

He noted that the vaccine will not protect against a positive PCR test.

“But the disease will be much easier to bear.

Vaccines are fine.

There is no need to update vaccines,” Agranovsky said.

The virologist also stated that "omicron strains are more contagious."

“Vaccination and timely revaccination remains the right choice,” said the interlocutor of RT.

Earlier, the virologist, Doctor of Biological Sciences Pyotr Chumakov, spoke about the new subspecies of COVID-19 "centaur".