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No serious complications detected during trials of Sputnik V in Venezuela, authorities say

The first dose was received by over 200 volunteers, both components - by 40

BUENOS AIRES, January 25. /TASS/. Venezuelan medics have not registered serious complications in volunteers who participated in clinical trials of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, Venezuelan doctor Alexis Garcia Pinera who directs the research of the vaccine in the Latin American republic reported on Sunday.

"The first dose was received by over 200 volunteers, both components - by 40. As for complications, which is the most important thing during trials, only light side effects were detected: headache, flu-like condition or pain at the site of injection," he said during a speech which was aired on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s Twitter.

The doctor also noted that in Venezuela "not a single case of serious complications or of death of a volunteer was registered." "Our results coincide with what one can find in research publications and with the vaccination results in Russia and Argentina," he added.

In December, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez reported of a signing of an agreement with the Russian side to deliver 10 mln doses of the Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus. Earlier, it was reported that Venezuela received 2,000 doses of the Russian vaccine in order to participate in Phase Three of clinical trials.