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Vladimir Putin Claims He Received A ‘Nasal Vaccine’ In Revolutionary Trial

by : Cameron Frew on : 24 Nov 2021 16:40
Vladimir Putin Claims He Received A 'Nasal Vaccine' In Revolutionary TrialAlamy

Russian president Vladimir Putin claims he took part in an experimental trial of a nasal COVID-19 vaccine.

Earlier in the pandemic, as the world raced to safely come up with a vaccine against coronavirus, Russia claimed it was first. ‘[It] works quite effectively, forms strong immunity, and I repeat, it has passed all the needed checks,’ Putin previously said.

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However, despite claims its Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective, Russia’s daily COVID deaths reached a new high this month, while just under 42% of the population are fully vaccinated.

Vladimir Putin. (Alamy)Alamy

As reported by Russian news agency TASS, Putin received an experimental nasal COVID-19 vaccine in addition to a booster shot of Russia’s Sputnik Light vaccine on Sunday, November 21.

‘I have nothing unusual, the classic case is absolutely, exactly six months after vaccination… and experts recommended a revaccination procedure, which I did a few days ago,’ he said in a statement.

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‘At first he did it in the form of an injection, and the next day after talking with Denis Yuryevich [Logunov, Deputy Director of the National Research Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology], he himself gave me the second part of this procedure, namely this nasal powder,’ the president explained.

Russia's Sputnik Light vaccine. (Alamy)Alamy

Instead of a liquid substance, the syringe apparently delivered a powder. Putin was asked to take a deep breath and then sit for 15 minutes. ‘I didn’t have any feelings, just nothing, I just sat for 15 minutes and went,’ he said.

Putin also urged he was feeling fine after receiving the dose. ‘Today, after these two procedures, an injection and a nasal form, I have already been involved in sports in the morning, so I can testify that everything is developing the way our scientists and experts say, everything is so,’ he said.

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The nasal vaccine has yet to be tested on other members of the public.

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  1. TASS

    Putin tests nasal vaccine against coronavirus