Russian-made Sputnik V is the safest among the COVID-19 vaccines used in Buenos Aires, according to a study by Argentina’s health ministry.
The official handle of Sputnik V was quick to tweet, “#SputnikV shows the safest profile among #COVID vaccines used in the Buenos Aires province in Argentina, no deaths related to vaccination recorded -- the province Health Ministry.”
No deaths were reported against Sputnik V, the study noted and added that post-vaccination effects included fever, headaches and pain in the jabbed area only.
The Buenos Aires investigation showed that the events supposedly attributable to vaccination or immunisation (ESAVI) were mostly mild and there were reports of fever (47 percent), headaches (45 percent), myalgias and arthralgias (39.5 percent), pain (46.5 percent) and swelling (7.4 percent) in the area where the vaccine was injected.
This study by Argentina’s was conducted to describe the ESAVI reported to the Integrated Argentine Health Information System (SIISA) after the application of Sputnik V vaccine in Buenos Aires. The campaign start day was June 3.