CARACAS (Sputnik) – The attacks that the Russian vaccine Sputnik V has received against COVID-19 are of a political nature, since no complications have been registered, said the Venezuelan vice president, Delcy Rodríguez.
“This is more a political issue than a health and medicine issue, scientifically the Russian vaccine has not had any type of complication, it is a great vaccine,” Rodríguez said during an interview broadcast by the Venezuelan state television channel.
The vice president pointed out that by the end of this year the Russian vaccine could be in circulation, as well as that of China.
Rodríguez highlighted that this week President Vladimir Putin announced the registration of Russia’s second vaccine for COVID-19.
The vice president said that once the vaccine arrives is willing to put it on.
Likewise, he considered that the low number of coronavirus cases in that Caribbean nation is due to the fact that citizens learned to take care of themselves.
On October 15, President Nicolás Maduro announced that the tests of phase 3 of Sputnik V began with 2,000 volunteers in Venezuela.
The president assured that after the completion of phase 3 of the Russian and Chinese vaccine in due course, the vaccination will proceed, with the authorization of the WHO (World Health Organization) and PAHO (Pan American Health Organization). massive “.
The president reiterated that they estimate to start vaccination throughout the country in April 2021.
The first batch of Russian Sputnik V vaccines arrived in Venezuela on October 2, making that country the first in the region in receiving it.