Letters began to be thrown into the National Vaccination Campaign against COVID 19, which began in the last hours throughout the country, and the first statistical reports of adverse effects to some of the health workers who received their first dose of Sputnik V.
The government reported this afternoon that they have been notified, until 11:59 p.m. on December 30, 2020, to the Integrated System of Health Information of Argentina (SIISA) 317 ESAVI (adverse effects) after vaccination after the application of 32,013 reported doses in the Federal Register of Nominal Vaccination (NoMiVac).
44.2% of the ESAVIs reported correspond to people with fever, headache and / or myalgia that started 6 to 8 hours after vaccination.
These effects are related to the Sputnik V vaccine. Among the expected reactions, they can occur: pain at the injection site, hyperemia, swelling. Also systemic reactions: short-lived flu-like syndrome with onset within 24 to 48 hours (characterized by chills, fever, arthralgia, myalgia, asthenia, malaise, headache) or less frequent gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, dyspepsia, decreased appetite). These reactions have an average duration of 24 hours.
They also reported that 18 of the 24 jurisdictions have notified ESAVI to SIISA. 99.3% of the events reported were mild and moderate, which did not require hospitalization and evolved with complete recovery.
In Mendoza, the launch of the Covid vaccination was in the friendly vaccination center of the Luis Lagomaggiore hospital. ris Aguilar, head of the Mendoza Expanded Immunization Program and member of CoNaIn.
Beyond what is collected by the official system, there are cases, such as Mendoza, where they decided to carefully monitor adverse conditions.
Thursday, Clarion He said that the Ministry of Health of Mendoza began a random monitoring of the first vaccinated by coronavirus with Sputnik V.
Controls of the adverse effects that the inoculation can produce began 6 hours after the first dose was placed on health personnel who are in contact with Covid-19 patients.
“It will serve to provide information to phase 4 of the Russian vaccine and to the extent that there are no complications, more people will accept to be vaccinated,” Oscar Sagas, Mendoza’s Undersecretary of Health, told Clarín.
Amid strong expectations and also mistrust generated by a certain lack of scientific information, the national campaign began on Tuesday simultaneously throughout the country. The operation seeks to apply the first 300,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, which at this stage is intended exclusively for Health personnel.