Putin: Russia’s first vaccine against Covid-19 registered in Russia


Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday that Russia had the world’s first vaccine against the new coronavirus.

“I know it works quite effectively, it builds lasting immunity, I remind you: it has passed all the necessary tests,” Putin said in a discussion with members of the government.

He also said that one of his daughters had been vaccinated with the Russian vaccine.

According to Putin, after the daughter’s first injection, the temperature rose to 38 degrees, and the next day it was slightly above 37 degrees. “And all. After the second injection, the temperature of the second vaccine rose slightly, but then dropped altogether, feeling good, ”Putin said.

According to him, many people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus do not have any external signs, including temperature, “everything happens as if they had not done anything”.

The new vaccine was named “Sputnik V”, in honor of the USSR satellite, said Kiril Dmitryev, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which funded the vaccine project.

According to him, the third phase of vaccine trials will begin on Wednesday, industrial production is expected from September and that 20 countries have ordered more than a billion doses.


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