Only 8 cases of Sputnik V vaccine minor adverse effects reported - DOH | Inquirer News

Only 8 cases of Sputnik V vaccine minor adverse effects reported – DOH

/ 12:59 PM May 08, 2021
3,000 doses of Sputnik V arrive in Manila


MANILA, Philippines — Only eight recipients of Russian-made Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine have so far experienced minor adverse events following immunization, the Department of Health (DOH) said Saturday.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said at the Laging Handa public briefing that the reported side effects include body ache, pain on the inoculation site, rashes, back ache, headache, nausea, and elevated blood pressure.


“But all of these were managed and lahat po sila ay nakauwi rin pagkatapos (all of them went home after being monitored),” she said.

Health Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire

Health Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire.

She did not mention the number of Sputnik V doses already administered.


The country received its first 15,000 doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine on May 1. The remaining 480,000 doses are expected to be delivered by the end of May.

The Sputnik V doses were distributed to the cities of Manila, Makati, Taguig, Parañaque and Muntinlupa. 

Vergeire added that the DOH has not received reports of mishandling of the vaccines, which require storage in temperatures not exceeding -18 degrees Celsius.


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