MINSK, 30 October (BelTA) - All Belarusian volunteers taking part in the post-registration trials of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, who have received the first dose, are feeling well, reads the post on the the Telegram channel of the Healthcare Ministry.
"A total of 109 patients were screened and 100 people were vaccinated," the post said. Nine volunteers were found unsuitable for various reasons: positive COVID-19 tests (including the presence of antibodies), increased temperature at the time of randomization, etc.
The trials involve Minsk polyclinics No.4 (20 patients), No.5 (20 patients), No.14 (28 patients), and No.28 (32 patients).
The volunteers will receive a booster vaccine 21 days later.
All the volunteers will be observed for 180 days after getting the first shots. Specialists assess the efficacy, potency and safety of the vaccine.