Flu-like syndrome after inoculation with Sputnik V vaccine observed in 10% of volunteers

Flu-like syndrome after inoculation with Sputnik V vaccine observed in 10% of volunteers
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A flu-like syndrome, including elevated body temperature, has been observed after inoculation with the Sputnik V vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection in about 10% of volunteers, APA reports citing TASS.

No serious adverse reactions after administering the preparation have been detected, Sergei Glagolev, aide to the Russian health minister, reported on Tuesday.

"A flu-like syndrome which occurs in approximately 10% of those inoculated [is manifested] by elevation of body temperature usually to no more than 38 degrees Celsius which is reduced by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. For instance, paracetamol is effective. No serious unexpected adverse reactions were detected during clinical trials," he said at the 13th Russian scientific and practical Medicine and Quality-2020 conference with international participation.

According to the official, "the vaccine has a very good safety profile," "there are instances of local reactions," which disappear in 1-3 days.

He also noted that about 24,000 volunteers have participated already in the Sputnik V post-registration trials. "The interim data <...> showed that the risk [of the coronavirus infection] by Day 42 decreases by over 92%," the official said.

 
"I strongly hope that very soon <...> the detailed data on clinical trials [of the vaccine] will be published in licensed research literature, including foreign scientific journals," he concluded.
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