In Kuzbass, a physician diagnosed with coronavirus after the first dose of vaccine
A case of coronavirus disease was recorded in a health worker in Kuzbass after the first dose of the Sputnik V vaccine was administered.
"We have recorded one case of a medical worker with a new coronavirus infection after the first dose ... of this two-component vaccine," RIA Novosti quotes First Deputy Minister of Health Elena Zelenina.
According to her, the disease was recorded on the fifth or sixth day after vaccination, "therefore, it is most likely not possible to say that this is directly related to vaccination, taking into account the incubation period, because this may be just a coincidence."
Earlier it was reported that three Altai physicians who received the Sputnik V vaccine fell ill with COVID-19.
Aleksey Kuznetsov, Assistant Minister of Health of Russia, commenting on the situation, said that cases of coronavirus after vaccination are due to the fact that the vaccinated have not yet developed antibodies.
He noted that the Sputnik V vaccine is two-component: 21 days after the first injection, the second is given. The patient is considered protected three weeks after the introduction of the second component, the specialist emphasized.