MANILA, Philippines– Eight people exhibited minor adverse affects from the Sputnik V vaccine but they were immediately addressed, the Department of Health said on Saturday.
Health Spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire said the reported side effects wee body ache, injection site pain, rashes, back ache, headache, dizziness, and high blood pressure.
“All of these (cases) were managed and were treated after,” Vergeire said during the Laging Handa public briefing.
The vaccines from Russia’s Gamaleya Institute arrived on May 1 after logistical delays.
The initial 15,000 doses were divided among the cities of Manila, Makati, Taguig, Parañaque, and Muntinlupa and were administered to health care workers and those with co-morbidities.
Source: CNN Philippines