About 85% of those Vaccinated with Sputnik V Have no Side Effects

28 December 2020

GMP News

Some 85% of those vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine do not have any side effects, head of the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology Alexander Ginzburg said on Thursday.

“Based on the three stages of trials, we have documented the following: 85% of those vaccinated have no side effects. <…> The Sputnik V vaccine is not dangerous for those who have used it,” he said during a briefing timed to the delivery of the vaccine to Argentina.

The expert added that 15% of those vaccinated report redness in the area of the vaccine shot and a slight headache that goes away within 24 hours. “The most unpleasant thing that can happen is a fever of up to 38 degrees for two days, which can be alleviated with one paracetamol pill,” he informed.

Argentina is the first Latin American country to register the Sputnik V vaccine on its territory based on the outcomes of the Russian clinical trials. The vaccine was approved by Argentina’s regulatory bodies without additional trials carried out on the country’s territory.

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