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People who wish to be vaccinated will have to abstain from alcohol for 56 days

Russian health chief Anna Popova stressed that those who get vaccinated must take special care of their bodies during that period of time.

| 12/08/2020 | ionicons-v5-c08: 05 | . |

Moscow.- The Russian health authorities today they raised 56 days the period in which interested in getting vaccinated against covid-19 must abstain from alcohol.

« Two weeks before immunity with absolute security you have to stop consuming (alcohol). The formation of the immunity it’s 21 days between the two injections and another 21 later « , for a total of 56 days, said Anna popova, russian chief health officer, to the radio station « Komsomólskaya Pravda ».

Popova stressed that those who get vaccinated must take special care of their bodies during that period of time if they want to strengthen their immune system before him virus.

« If we want there to be health and self defense (immune), you have to let the body form it. Therefore, neither before, nor after, nor during. Simply, never and in no case « , he affirmed, on the consumption of vodka and others alcoholic drinks.

In case of adverse effects due to forced abstinence, Popova recommended to those affected who suffer some kind of « discomfort », to go to the doctor.

On December 4, the Deputy Prime Minister, Tatiana Golikova, called those interested in receiving the vaccine Sputnik-V to restrict consumption of alcoholic drinks for 42 days.

The press reported that many Russians reacted negatively on social media to abstinence, especially when the New Year holidays are approaching, which this year runs from January 1 to 10, although vaccination will be free and voluntary.

Popova also announced that the country is prepared for the mass vaccination ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a country with more than 2.5 million positives and 44,159 deaths.

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