MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Argentina believes that vaccination with Russia’s Sputnik V shots is showing encouraging results, presidential assistant Cecilia Nicolini told Sputnik.

Argentina started vaccinating its population using Sputnik V shots in December.

According to the official, side effects of the vaccine are “within the norm”: “They are minor, and there are almost no severe side effects,” she explained.

When asked when Argentina could launch production of the Sputnik V vaccine after the two countries struck a relevant memorandum, the presidential aide suggested that it would happen no earlier than in a year.

She explained that time is needed to equip the plant, transfer the technology and hire personnel.



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