December 9, 2021

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Corona Virus: The new Sputnik M vaccine approved for adolescents in Russia

The Russian Ministry of Health on Wednesday approved a coronavirus vaccine called Sputnik M for adolescents aged 12 to 17, Interfax reported.

The health sector of Russia said that it decided to approve the vaccine after Sputnik M passed all the necessary tests, during which it showed high efficiency and safety. The ministry also made a decision based on a positive evaluation of experts.

Interfax explains that Sputnik M is based on the same principle as the Russian fifth Sputnik vaccine, as it is given in two doses, with an interval between the first and second doses of 21 days.

It will only be possible to vaccinate adolescents of this age group against coronavirus with the consent of the vaccinated parents or other legal guardians.

May be available to the public at the end of December

According to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, the vaccine may be available to the public at the end of December.

The Sputnik V vaccine was developed at the Gamalej Research Center in Moscow. The center’s director, Alexander Ginsberg, said this week that clinical trials have shown that Sputnik M can elicit a much higher immune response in children than Sputnik V in adults.

As a side effect of Sputnik M, only a slight increase in temperature was recorded, a maximum of 37.4 ° C.

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