The head of the Ministry of Health of the Khabarovsk Territory tested the Sputnik V vaccine on himself

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The Minister of Health of the Khabarovsk Territory, Evgeny Nikonov, was vaccinated with the Russian vaccine against coronavirus infection. The official said this on Friday, August 28.

According to him, the drug created at the Center. Gamalea is well tolerated. Nikonov assessed his health as normal.

“The vaccines developed by the Gamaleya Institute are quite effective and well tolerated. Here I cannot say anything, I myself have been vaccinated with this vaccine and I feel fine. I know that it all works, it is all effective, “Interfax quotes him.

Whether anyone else from the regional government took root, the official did not specify, referring to the Law on the Protection of Personal Data. At the same time, he noted that all members of the local government regularly take tests for COVID-19.

According to Nikonov, there were cases of detection of the disease among regional officials.

It is also reported that the first batches of the coronavirus vaccine will arrive in the Khabarovsk Territory in October. The main delivery is expected in November-December. First of all, it is planned to vaccinate doctors and teachers.

The day before, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said that, as part of the third, post-registration stage of research, supplies of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine had begun to the country’s medical institutions.

This drug, the world’s first vaccine against COVID-19, was registered in Russia on August 11. The Ministry of Health has already issued to the Center. Gamaleya permission to conduct a post-marketing study of the drug.

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