MOSCOW, 11 Feb – RIA Novosti. Lucian Kim, a correspondent for the American radio corporation National Public Radio, spoke about how he was vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine in Moscow.
The journalist received only the first vaccination, and in three weeks he will return for the second dose of the drug. In his words, “everything was very simple”: he signed up for the nearest state polyclinic. He was able to get vaccinated against coronavirus thanks to his profession.
There was no queue at all, and Kim called the whole process well-organized and “standard”: the nurse gave the injection so that he did not even feel it.
Then the doctors gave him recommendations on how to behave in the coming days: you shouldn't go to the pool, sauna and gym. Alcohol should also be temporarily withdrawn.
According to the man, he feels great after the procedure.
Talking about whether he was afraid of being vaccinated, Kim said that there were certain fears.
“But I talked to experts, and none of those with whom I discussed this issue told me about any possible problems with the vaccine itself,” the correspondent explained.
He also recalled the publication of vaccine research results in the medical journal Lancet. The worries, as Kim explained, were more related to the transportation and storage of the drug, but Sputnik V can be stored in a regular medical refrigerator, unlike other vaccines.
“In the end, I decided Sputnik V was better than no protection at all,” Kim concluded.
Earlier, several foreign journalists reported about their vaccination with the Russian drug “Sputnik V”: correspondents of the NRK television company Jan Espen Cruse and The New York Times Andrew Kramer.
Sputnik V was registered in August last year. The vaccine against coronavirus was created by the Gamaleya Research Center for Chemistry in cooperation with the RDIF based on well-studied vectors of the human adenovirus.
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