Sputnik V showing mild-side effects on volunteers: Russia
Published: 09:45 PM, 18 September 2020
Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine invented by Russia
Sputnik V, a widely discussed coronavirus vaccine invented by Russia, has been found to have mild side effects.
Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko made the remarks in a statement to the country’s local media, The Moscow Times.
About 14 percent of the volunteers had shown side effects after applying Sputnik V, he said, adding, “Weakness and muscle pain are the most common cases among them.”
The country’s health minister has previously warned that the vaccine could cause a variety of symptoms. Some of the volunteers in the first two stages of the trial had side effects.
Russia has started administering the vaccine from September 17. Earlier, on September 4, the results of the first two-stage trial of the Russian vaccine came out in a report in the widely accepted medical journal ‘The Lancet’ – where it was reported that “two doses of the vaccine have been applied to the body of the 76 volunteers at intervals of 42 days.”