Sputnik V Developer Says Getting COVID Possible After Jab, But Rules Out Severe Outcomes
09:34 GMT 03.04.2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Symptoms reported by Argentine President Alberto Fernandez are a flu-like syndrome, and those vaccinated with the coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V can still develop it, but are protected from severe consequences, Gamaleya research institute director Alexander Gintsburg told Sputnik.
"Vaccination does not exclude the possibility of getting infected. As we said, 8 percent of those vaccinated are at risk, but it excludes serious consequences. The symptoms that have been reported are a flu-like syndrome, it is not ruled out. Let us hope that everything stops at 37.3 â„ƒ, and no more serious symptoms will follow", Gintsburg said.
Earlier on Saturday, Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez said that he had received a positive antigen test for COVID-19 and is awaiting confirmation via a PCR test. The president added that he had a 37.3â„ƒ temperature and a slight headache, but feels well.
In January, the Argentine leader received the first dose of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V. Three weeks later, he received the second shot, the newspaper Clarin reported on Saturday, citing sources.
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