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23 February 2021, 17:57

Belarus' lead clinician for infectious diseases gets Sputnik V jab

Photo courtesy of the Healthcare Ministry
Photo courtesy of the Healthcare Ministry

MINSK, 23 February (BelTA) – Lead Clinician for Infectious Diseases (non-staff) of the Healthcare Ministry, Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Head of the Infectious Diseases Faculty of Belarusian State Medical University Igor Karpov has received Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, BelTA learned from the press service of the Healthcare Ministry.

The Healthcare Ministry informed earlier that data obtained during the Sputnik V trials showed that the first vaccination leads to humoral cellular immunity, and once a second vaccination is administered, memory cells are formed. Study results demonstrated the vaccine's effectiveness in triggering a strong antibody response against the virus in nearly 100% of those vaccinated. The peak of vaccine-induced antibody titers is observed by the 42nd day after vaccination.

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