MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned Wednesday he bought his second COVID-19 vaccine shot, three weeks after getting the primary dose.
The Russian chief introduced getting the jab, which was stored out of the general public eye, at a session of the Russian Geographical Society, during which he took half through video hyperlink.
“Proper now, earlier than getting into this corridor, I’ve additionally gotten the second jab. I hope every part will probably be superb. I don’t even hope as a lot as I’m certain of it,” Putin mentioned.
Putin bought his first coronavirus shot on March 23, additionally out of sight of the cameras, and the Kremlin wouldn’t reveal which of the three vaccines at present authorised to be used in Russia the president has taken.
The Russian chief’s vaccination comes a number of months after widespread immunization towards COVID-19 began in Russia — a delay that puzzled many, with some critics arguing that it was contributing to the already current public hesitancy in regards to the vaccine.
Russian authorities have given regulatory approval to a few domestically developed pictures — Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona and CoviVac. All three obtained authorization earlier than finishing superior trials specialists say are essential to make sure their security and effectiveness according to established scientific protocol.
Nonetheless, a research printed in February within the British medical journal the Lancet confirmed that Sputnik V is 91% efficient and seems to forestall inoculated people from changing into severely in poor health with COVID-19, though it’s nonetheless unclear whether or not the vaccine can stop the unfold of the illness. No knowledge on efficacy of the 2 different vaccines have been launched.
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