Vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at Euromed Clinic!
Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine is provided free of charge, you only need to pay for the consultation of a general practitioner before vaccination.
The respected medical magazine ‘The Lancet’ published the results of the final testing phase of Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine, which showed that its effectiveness against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was over 91.5%. It was also noted that the majority of 15,000 participants had mostly mild side effects: fever, itching of the injection site, and general weakness. No dangerous complications were reported after vaccination.
The high efficiency of Sputnik V made it possible to choose it for the program of vaccination of the population against COVID-19. Euromed Clinic was one of the first among private clinics to be included into this program by the Healthcare Committee of St. Petersburg.
Sputnik V is the world’s first registered vaccine made on the basis of human adenovirus, and according to research results it protects against severe forms of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus by 100%.
Sputnik V vaccination is carried out in two stages with an interval of 21 days:
- Examination by a general practitioner before vaccination and injection of the first vaccine component.
- Examination by a general practitioner and injection of the second vaccine component.
After the injection the patient stays in the clinic under the doctor’s supervision for at least 30 minutes to make sure that there are no unwanted complications.
After the second vaccination the patient receives a formal certificate, and, if necessary, our doctor can fill in the vaccination certificate.
Below you can find FAQs about vaccination and answers of our doctors, who specialize in the treatment of patients with COVID-19.
How long does it take for immunity to develop after Sputnik V vaccination?
According to research results the maximum protection appears approximately two weeks later after the second injection, however, immunity begins to develop after the first stage of vaccination.
What if the person does not know that he is infected with COVID-19 at the time of vaccination?
In order to avoid doubling a viral load, we recommend that you take a PCR test before each vaccination stage. This will ensure that you are not infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at the time of vaccination. The PCR test result is valid within three days from the testing date.
Are there any contraindications for vaccination?
Yes, there are contraindications:
- age under 18;
- pregnancy and breastfeeding;
- acute infectious and non-infectious diseases;
- exacerbation of chronic diseases (you can get vaccinated 2-4 weeks after recovery or remission);
- hypersensitivity to any component of the vaccine itself or any other vaccine containing similar components;
- severe allergic reactions in the past.
We also do not recommend vaccination to:
- the patients who have been vaccinated with any other vaccine (including against influenza) less than a month before the date of vaccination against COVID-19;
- the patients who have had coronavirus less than 90 days before the Sputnik V vaccination.
Are there any restrictions on vaccination of older patients?
Vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is generally carried out for patients over 18. Studies have shown that the immune system of patients over 60 has the same response to the vaccine as the immune system of a younger group of patients.
To find out if you have had asymptomatic COVID-19, and / or to assess the antibody titer to COVID-19, you can take an IgG antibody test.
Who developed the vaccine? How long will the immunity last after vaccination?
Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) was developed by Russia’s Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology. It has been acknowledged by the international medical community for its effectiveness against the new coronavirus infection. The manufacturer claims that the immunity will last for 1.5–2 years after vaccination.
Can vaccination have dangerous complications?
During the final testing phase of Sputnik V vaccination no dangerous complications were registered. However, a small part of patients can notice side effects, which mostly occur 1-2 days after vaccination. The patients can have fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, nausea, lack of appetite, soreness, swelling, redness of the injection site. Not everyone gets side effects, and, if he does, they usually last no more than three days.
In case of a longer duration of side effects, as well as severe discomfort, dial +7 812 327 03 01. Our doctors are ready to consult you and, if necessary, we can book a house-call for you.
Are there any restrictions after Sputnik V injection?
Within three days after vaccination it is recommended to:
- keep the injection site dry;
- avoid visiting bathhouses, saunas;
- refrain from taking alcohol;
- refrain from excessive physical activity.
Can the first component of the vaccine be injected in one clinic and the second one in another?
According to the requirement of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, both vaccine components must be injected in the same medical institution.
How do I know that the vaccine will protect me from the new coronavirus infection for the next 1.5-2 years?
Two weeks after the second vaccination stage we recommend taking an ELISA IgG antibody test. This test will show the titer of antibodies that were produced with the vaccine. To avoid mistakes in tracking the change in the amount of antibodies, we recommend taking the antibody test in the same place.
If you have any questions about vaccination, we are ready to answer them.