NUR-SULTAN, 8 Feb - RIA Novosti. There were no serious adverse reactions to the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus in the capital of Kazakhstan, Timur Muratov, head of the public health department of Nur-Sultan, said on Monday.
On February 1, Kazakhstan began vaccination against coronavirus using the Sputnik V vaccine, which was produced in Russia. From February 15, the Russian vaccine produced on the basis of the Karaganda pharmaceutical complex will be added to this process. From the 2nd quarter of this year, it is planned to connect a Kazakh-made drug - QazCovid-in, which is now in the third phase of clinical trials. First Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic Marat Shoranov said at the end of January that vaccination against coronavirus will be free for everyone, and for the population not at risk, it will be available in April-May.
"I personally had a pain in the injection site for a couple of days, and the first evening I felt a slight general weakness. If this is considered a side effect, then, of course, there is a side effect (there is), but I think that this is an expected reaction to the introduction of a vaccine, any organism approximately This is how it will react, maybe it's even good. Previously, in Soviet textbooks on immunology, they said that the more beautiful the local reaction and some general reactions, the stronger the immunity is formed. there were no serious side effects during the vaccination period (in Nur-Sultan - ed.), "Muratov said at a press conference.
Muratov informed that from February 1 to the present day, 719 medical workers were vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine in the capital of Kazakhstan, the coverage was more than 78%. "These are health workers who are at risk - employees of infectious diseases hospitals, emergency medical care, primary health care, admission wards of multidisciplinary hospitals," he added.