Russian President Putin will get 2nd COVID-19 vaccine shot

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has acquired his second COVID-19 vaccine shot, three weeks after getting the primary dose

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned Wednesday he received 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, wherein he took half by way of video hyperlink.

“Proper now, earlier than getting into this corridor, I’ve additionally gotten the second jab. I hope the whole lot shall be high-quality. I don’t even hope as a lot as I am certain of it,” Putin mentioned.

The Russian chief’s vaccination comes a number of months after widespread immunization in opposition to COVID-19 began in Russia — a delay that puzzled many, with some critics arguing that it was contributing to the already current public hesitancy concerning the vaccine.

Russian authorities have given regulatory approval to 3 domestically developed photographs — Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona and CoviVac. All three acquired authorization earlier than finishing superior trials specialists say are needed to make sure their security and effectiveness according to established scientific protocol.

Nevertheless, a examine printed in February within the British medical journal the Lancet confirmed that Sputnik V is 91% efficient and seems to stop inoculated people from changing into severely ailing with COVID-19, though it’s nonetheless unclear whether or not the vaccine can forestall the unfold of the illness. No knowledge on efficacy of the 2 different vaccines have been launched.

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