1 February 2021, 18:16
Lugansk Media Center journalist among first to get Sputnik V shots (PHOTOS)
LUGANSK, February 1 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Lugansk Media Center journalist has received Sputnik V vaccine shot on the first day of the inoculation.
LPR Healthcare Ministry received Russian Sputnik V vaccine on the week-end, the vaccination, prioritizing health workers and other categories most exposed to the virus began on Monday.
The Lugansk Media Center journalist was among the first LPR residents to receive shots – medical workers and first responders.
Before the vaccination, everyone was examined by a therapist for possible contraindications.
"I decided to get a shot because it is exhausting to live under permanent limitation. I want to get back to my normal life, travels, visiting relatives, children, it means a lot," the journalist said.
The World Health Organisation called the COVID-19 coronavirus infection a pandemic. The first coronavirus infection cases were recorded in China in late 2019. The number of coronavirus contacts across the world has exceeded 101.9 million by now; of those, over 2.2 million people have died. Earlier, the LPR confirmed 2,624 COVID-19 cases.
Sputnik V is the world’s first registered vaccine based on a well-studied human adenoviral vector-based platform. Vaccine’s efficacy is confirmed at 91.4%. The vaccine is named after the first Soviet space satellite. The launch of Sputnik-1 in 1957 reinvigorated space research around the world, creating a so called “Sputnik moment” for the global community. Currently there are over 200 different COVID-19 vaccines under development around the world.
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