The Minister of Health, Ginés González García, affirmed this Saturday that, a day and a half after the start of the vaccination campaign against COVID-19, 32,103 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine were applied to health personnel throughout the country and pointed out that “Only 1 percent have been reported” of events allegedly attributed to immunization.
The official pointed out in his Twitter account that, in addition, the vast majority of these effects were not serious. “Of the 317 reported cases, 99.3% were classified as mild or moderate, and the presence of fever, headache or muscle pain, as a single or combined symptom, represented 80% of the total reported events”, public.
González García also recalled that “If these symptoms start, they appear within 6 hours after the vaccine is applied, and disappear after 24-48 hours.”
“Federal articulation is an essential pillar of the national and provincial strategy, allowing the strengthening of communication systems and timely actions related to monitoring these events,” concluded the minister.
In the same vein, the spokesmen of the Ministry of Health had demonstrated this morning, who detailed that the adverse effects of the Russian vaccine “They are within the normal parameters of any vaccine.”
The data emerged from a series of studies planned within the strategic planning for the follow-up of immunization-related events.
This type of records and controls “is planned and thought in the strategic plan, and there is a registration system in the National Surveillance System. What was done, in this case, was to urge the jurisdictions and the vaccination fields to register events such as pain at the vaccination site, low-grade fever, fever or muscle pain ”, they added.
Finally, they explained that so far, “The records in Argentina are consistent with the phase 1 and 2 trials in Russia” and that “adverse adverse effects are as expected”.
They added that these mild adverse effects mentioned “appear within 24 hours of application of the vaccine and disappear between 24 and 48 hours after application.”
The distribution of the 300 thousand doses of the Sputnik V vaccine in the country concluded on Monday 28, in a campaign that required uninterrupted tasks for 24 hours and the use of hundreds of preservatives, tons of dry ice and a large number of trucks to start tomorrow a historic vaccination scheme for thousands of health workers in all provinces.
Within the framework of a “federal, equitable and proportional” design for assigning doses to each province, the vaccination plan It began on Tuesday, December 29 and, simultaneously, each jurisdiction began to develop the process under its own dose application plan.
On the same day the applications start, the Director of Drug Evaluation and Registries of the National Administration of Drugs, Food and Medical Technology (Anmat), Agustina Bisio, assured that the documentation referring to Sputnik V that the organization received “is as detailed as that of the other investigations”, and He argued that “the other vaccines that are being authorized in the world have more incidences of adverse events” than the one developed by Russia.
“Have confidence because we are here to take care of you”, said Bisio, and highlighted that, in the case of Sputnik V, “the occurrence of events does not reach 1 percent”, while, “the reports of the other vaccines have many adverse events, and more serious and with greater impact to 1 percent ”.
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