Moscow residents of three different age groups who were vaccinated against coronavirus spoke about their feelings after vaccination.
An employee of the medical center, 27-year-old Vladimir Arzhantsev voluntarily signed up for vaccinations. According to the man, having gone to the site where Sputnik V is being investigated, he was pleasantly surprised that a lot of people decided to join the global study.
“There were a lot of people, I counted more than 20 people. Although, when I went to the clinic, I thought that I would be alone. First of all, I filled out a questionnaire on the website of state services, after which, on a call, a few days later I was invited to the medical center. First, a therapist examined me, then they took a swab from the nasopharynx, blood from a vein, and urine to find out if I had used drugs, "he told Vechernyaya Moskva.
Two days later, he was given the first part of the vaccine. Over the next three weeks (until the day when the introduction of the second part of the drug is scheduled), according to Vladimir, he did not experience any side effects. “At first, I even thought that I had been injected with a placebo, that is, a dummy put by 25% of the subjects, as it should be according to the conditions of the study. There were absolutely no sensations, I did not feel anything strange,”he said.
On the 21st day, the young man was given a second injection. Within a few days after the procedure, he admitted, he developed pains at the injection site. “There was some kind of absent-minded state, slight weakness, and that was where all the consequences of vaccination ended. I got the feeling that they had given me a pacifier after all, and not a vaccine. To make sure of this and dispel doubts, I decided to take tests for antibodies. Despite the fact that antibodies to coronavirus are formed up to the 21st day after the second vaccination, I went for this procedure ahead of schedule. But, despite this, I was found to have IgG antibodies in large quantities. There is a possibility that by the end of the 21st day from the day of the second part of the vaccination (by the 42nd day from the day of the first part of the vaccination) the number of antibodies will multiply. But those that exist are already enough not to catch the disease,”said Arzhantsev.
Another volunteer, 45-year-old Nikolai Gorozhanov, said he had some side effects. “After the procedure, I came home, had dinner, fell asleep without any discomfort. But he slept very badly - the sleep was superficial, then the pulse increased, the right nostril was blocked,”he recalled.
The next day, the man developed slight body aches, weakness and nasal congestion. According to him, the awakening was very difficult. After that, Gorozhanov began to have a chill and a fever. The next day, the symptoms of the cold disappeared, but the improvement did not last long. A day later, weakness and a runny nose appeared again. The clinical picture resembled those of an acute respiratory illness. Now Nikolai is feeling well. He noted that the painful condition passed after a week.
Pensioner Anastasia Novikova said that she did not feel any discomfort after the vaccination. “The first injection was delivered on October 28th. As promised, we received the Sputnik V vaccine. The second - after 21 days. We were warned that symptoms of a cold with fever could occur in the next few days. But, surprisingly, neither I nor my neighbor had such consequences. Although the subjects of the younger age group had similar symptoms literally a day or two after receiving the first dose of the drug,”the woman recalled.
Novikova noted that after vaccination, all participants in the experiment were sent to the hospital: “During the first injection, I spent six days there. We were then constantly examined. Then there was a short break, I returned home."
Within six months, all participants in the experiment will undergo a physical examination and take tests. In the event of complications associated with the consequences of receiving the coronavirus vaccine, they will receive free medical care.
On January 18, mass vaccination of the population against coronavirus started in Russia. Vaccinations are free and voluntary. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said that the required level of vaccination against coronavirus in Russia, excluding those who have recovered and children, is 68.6 million people, but this figure can be clarified. Most applications for vaccination through the portal of state services were submitted in Moscow, Samara and Moscow regions.