Side effects after vaccination against COVID-19, such as fever, aches and weakness, do not arise due to immunity, but due to a reaction to the introduction of a viral protein. A similar reason was revealed by the virologist, Doctor of Medical Sciences Anatoly Altstein in a conversation with the "360" TV channel.
“The viral protein has its own toxicity. This is how it manifests itself. Someone is less sensitive to this toxicity, someone more,”the virologist explained. He stressed that such a reaction of the body is not dangerous.
Altstein added that the body's response to protein usually lasts several hours. The temperature rises from other vaccines, the virologist noted. After vaccination against coronavirus, side effects appear in 40 percent of those vaccinated.
On January 18, on behalf of President Vladimir Putin, mass vaccination against coronavirus started in Russia. Vaccination is done mainly with the two-component drug "Sputnik V" - the world's first registered vaccine against coronavirus. At the end of December, the Ministry of Health authorized the use of the vaccine for the elderly, thereby removing age restrictions.