President of Argentina inoculated with Sputnik V, praises creators of Russian coronavirus vaccine

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President Alberto Fernández turned the second particular person over 60 in Argentina to be administered the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine towards Covid-19, thanking its developer and urging his compatriots to observe his instance.

Fernández, 61, obtained his shot on the Posadas Hospital in Buenos Aires on Thursday, after the National Administration for Medication, Food and Medical Technology beneficial that individuals aged 60 and over be vaccinated.Hoy recibí la vacuna Sputnik V. Agradezco al instituto Gamaleya por su labor científica, a quienes trabajaron para que llegue a nosotros y a todo el private de salud de nuestro país por su enorme compromiso.Vacunarse sirve para ser inmunes frente al coronavirus. Hágamoslo. pic.twitter.com/Eb21kQy25A— Alberto Fernández (@alferdez) January 21, 2021“Today I received the Sputnik V vaccine,” the president mentioned on Twitter. “I thank the Gamaleya Institute for its scientific work, those who worked so that it reaches us, and all the health personnel of our country for their enormous commitment.”“Getting vaccinated will make us immune to the coronavirus. Let’s do it,” the president added.Sputnik V was developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, in Moscow, below the patronage of the Russian Direct Investment Fund. It is the primary vaccine towards the coronavirus for use in Argentina.

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Russia despatched some 300,000 doses to Argentina in late December, and greater than 240,000 folks have been vaccinated to date, based on knowledge from the Ministry of Health in Buenos Aires.Fernández just isn’t the primary Argentinian over 60 to get the jab, nevertheless. That honor went to Daniel Gollán, the 65-year-old well being minister for the Buenos Aires province, who was vaccinated in La Plata on Wednesday.Sputnik V makes use of two completely different adenovirus vectors to set off the manufacturing of antibodies towards the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which have to be administered inside 21 days. Immunity is achieved a few week after the second dose. The newest knowledge reveals the efficacy of the Sputnik V vaccine to be 91.four p.c.

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