The coronavirus pandemic has created quite an issue for Russians taking the vaccine- they aren’t allowed to drink for two months after vaccination.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova claimed that Russians will have to observe extra precautions during the 42 days it takes for the coronavirus vaccine -dubbed “Sputnik V”- to become effective.
“[Russians] will have to refrain from visiting crowded places, wear face masks, use sanitizers, minimize contacts and refrain from drinking alcohol or taking immunosuppressant drugs,” she said.
According to the New York Post, Russian watchdog group worker Anna Popova stated that alcohol lowers the immune system.
“It’s a strain on the body. If we want to stay healthy and have a strong immune response, don’t drink alcohol,” she said.
Around 100,000 people have already been inoculated in Russia, with more to come.
The average Russian consumes about 4 gallons of alcohol a year, mostly consisting of vodka.
Russia has recorded 2.4 million coronavirus cases, as well as around 42,000 deaths from the disease.
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