Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he had been revaccinated against coronavirus with the domestic vaccine Sputnik Light. He spoke about this at a meeting with the deputy director of the Gamaleya Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology Denis Logunov. TASS…
The head of state said that after the re-vaccination he felt well. “As for the painlessness, they did it to me two hours ago, I don’t feel anything. Normal condition, everything is normal, “Putin said.
As Logunov explained, Putin was injected with “Sputnik Light” – in fact, the first component of the drug. This is due to the fact that in the framework of scientific research, experts have determined that in more than 80 percent of cases with booster immunization, only one injection is sufficient. “That is, it is almost never necessary to introduce the second component as well,” said the deputy director of the center.
According to Logunov, there are cases when there is immunosuppression, diseases associated with a decrease in immunity. In this case, during vaccination, it is necessary to enter the full course of “Sputnik V”.
However, if there is no indication for this, it is enough to be vaccinated with Sputnik Light. Logunov also told the president that the dose volume for the first injection and for revaccination is the same.
In addition, Putin volunteered to participate in an experiment on the use of a nasal vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. To do this, the president must first sign a consent. “We agreed, I will definitely sign it. You can do it right now, ”the Russian leader said.
During a meeting with Logunov, Putin also said that 50 million people had been vaccinated with the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Russia.
At the same time, 120 million people have already received the Russian drug from COVID-19 in the world, the Russian president said. Putin stressed that “this is a great material for analyzing” the effectiveness of Sputnik V.
residents of Russia were vaccinated with the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine
Earlier in November, the authoritative medical journal The Lancet published an article by the Gamaleya Center on the high efficiency of Sputnik Light, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).
Also in November, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the effectiveness indicators of Russian vaccines against coronavirus Sputnik V and Sputnik Light are higher than those of many foreign vaccines.
Peskov explained that the two domestic drugs have different performance indicators among different age categories. He stressed that at the same time they remain more effective than foreign vaccines.
Sputnik Lite is the first component of Sputnik V and is being deployed in two phases. The development of such a version of the coronavirus vaccine was announced in December 2020 by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The registration of the drug in Russia became known on May 6.
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