Alberto Fernández applied the Sputnik V vaccine

The national president reaffirmed the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and He reiterated that his priority is to reach the majority of Argentines in the shortest time possible.

In this context, the Head of State indicated that he wants to have all the vaccines available and highlighted the work carried out to achieve the approval that ANMAT finally gave yesterday to the Sputnik V vaccine for those over 60 years of age.

Fernández also thanked health personnel for their fight against the pandemic and those involved in the development and distribution of the vaccine.

“Getting vaccinated serves to be immune against the coronavirus. Let’s do it”, the President published on his Twitter account.

The regulatory body ANMAT approved on Wednesday the use of the vaccine Russian Sputnik V against coronavirus in people over 60 years of age. The Gam-COVID-Vac (Sputnik V) vaccine “The safety, immunogenicity and efficacy for the age group over 60 years are within an acceptable margin”the agency said in a statement.

The first elderly person to receive the vaccine in the country turned out to be the Minister of Health of the province of Buenos Aires, Daniel Gollán, 65, with the first dose of the inoculant against the coronavirus. This happened at the San Juan de Dios Provincial Hospital in La Plata.

According to the ANMAT, according to the latest data received, the vaccine reported an efficacy range of 91.8% in those over 60 years of age and that “the immunization of volunteers led to the formation of antibodies in 98.1% of the day 28 after the “application, without greater risks than in the rest of the population.

In turn, the ANMAT statement indicated that it suggested a new safety analysis of the application of the vaccine to people over 60 years of age due to the number of people of that age group who were exposed to the research product.

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