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Sep 16, 2020
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Experts gave recommendations to the participants in the Sputnik V vaccine trials

Volunteers taking part in post-registration studies of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus were recommended to give up alcohol and limit smoking, RIA Novosti reports.

According to the clinical trial protocol for the Gam-COVID-Vac-2020 vaccine, trial participants should stop drinking alcohol three days before vaccination and limit their nicotine intake to ten cigarettes a day.

In addition, women volunteers were urged not to become pregnant or breastfeed during tests of the domestic drug "Sputnik V", and also not to become an egg donor within three months after vaccination.

According to the news agency, women who become pregnant during the test will be removed from the program and placed under medical supervision.

Meanwhile, men were advised to avoid conception and not donate sperm for artificial insemination during the trial period and for three months after its completion.

As a reminder, on September 9, Russia launched the post-registration phase of clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by the NF Gamaleya Research Center for Electrochemistry with the support of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

As specified in the Ministry of Health, the mass vaccination of citizens against COCID-19 will begin as the production of the drug increases and the results of its post-registration studies appear.

Earlier, the country's Minister of Health, Mikhail Murashko, spoke about the post-registration tests of the Sputnik V vaccine, in which more than 300 people have already been vaccinated.

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