Complaints about the negative effects of vaccination against a new coronavirus infection in adolescents from 12 to 17 years old with the Sputnik M drug have not been received. This was announced on Thursday, February 17, by the director of the Gamaleya Center Alexander Gintsburg.
“There were no complaints, absolutely,” he quotes TASS.
In addition, he noted that the production volumes of Sputnik M will be increased.
“In two weeks, Generium will start producing this vaccine, and we will immediately complete and deliver all the volumes that are required for this age group and deliver to the regions. As far as I remember, now there are about 60 thousand. [доз] used, that is, 60% of what was delivered,” Gunzburg added.
On the eve of the head of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko said that teenagers are well tolerated by vaccination against coronavirus. He also pointed out that children make up 17% of the total number of coronavirus cases in the Russian Federation, most of them (98%) are treated on an outpatient basis.
Earlier, on February 8, Gunzburg said that no side effects were observed when vaccinating adolescents from 12 to 17 years old with Sputnik M against coronavirus. Regions have begun requesting additional doses for underage vaccinations. In this regard, it is planned to increase the production of the drug.
The Ministry of Health of Russia registered Sputnik M on November 24, 2021. The drug contains 1/5 dose of Sputnik V for adults. Immunization is carried out in two components with a break of 21 days.
January 24, 2022 the center. Gamalei received permission from the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation to conduct clinical trials of Sputnik M.
A large-scale vaccination campaign continues in Russia. Citizens can get vaccinated for free. Six anti-coronavirus drugs have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, KoviVac, EpiVacCorona-N, and the Sputnik M vaccine for adolescents.
All relevant information on the situation with coronavirus is available on the websites stopcoronavirus.rf and access to all.rf, as well as the hashtag #WeTogether. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.
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