Russia Tells Coronavirus Vaccine Recipients No Alcohol for 2 Months

Remember when they ran out of toilet paper in other countries, and we thought it would never happen here in the US? Hopefully it's not the same case with this...

Recipients of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine should avoid alcohol for two months before and after immunization, the head of Russia’s consumer safety watchdog said in a statement this past week.

“The intake of alcohol needs to stop at least two weeks prior to immunization,” Popova said in an interview with Radio Komsomolskaya Pravda. Recipients should then abstain from alcohol for “42 days after the first injection,” Popova added. “Immunity is being formed and one needs to take care.” “It’s a strain on the body. If we want to stay healthy and have a strong immune response, don't drink alcohol,” she pleaded with Russians, who are among the world’s highest alcohol consumers.

Following that bold statement, Alexander Gintsburg, the head of the state-run Gamaleya research center that developed Sputnik V, said that while one shouldn't abuse alcohol before or after vaccination, "a single glass of champagne never hurt anyone."

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