Putin said he felt slight pain after dose of vaccine.
Vladimir Putin says he experienced minor side effects after receiving his first dose of a Russian coronavirus vaccine.
In a televised interview with a state-run broadcaster, the Russian president said: “I woke up the next morning after the vaccination and it seemed to me I felt slight pain in muscles. I took a thermometer [and] my temperature was normal.”
In his television interview he did not reveal which of Russia’s three vaccines he had taken, stating only the doctor who delivered the injection knows that, but said that all three Russian vaccines were almost equal.
Sputnik V vaccine last year surprised the international community and provoked concerns about the quality of the research behind it, interim results from a phase three trial published in British medial journal The Lancet appeared to show that it was safe and effective.