‘Sputnik vax has no side effect on 9-11 yr old’

MOSCOW, June 20: Children aged 9-11 who were vaccinated against the coronavirus with the Sputnik V shots showed no notable side effects, Alexander Gintsburg, the director of Russia’s Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, which developed the Sputnik V vaccine, told Sputnik.
“No significant side effects were observed among the 14 vaccinated children,” Gintsburg told Sputnik at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
He added that an expert group will now determine whether younger children (aged 6-8) can also be vaccinated against Covid-19 using the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
Russia became the first country in the world to register a vaccine against the coronavirus, dubbed Sputnik V, in August 2020. The Russian Health Ministry has also registered a new, Sputnik M, vaccine for adolescents aged 12-17.
At the end of January of this year, the Gamaleya research center received authorization for the clinical trials of Sputnik shots for kids aged 6-11.