Can children of the Sputnik V vaccine recipients become symptomatic?

Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2021 Oct 3;17(10):3500-3501. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2021.1933689. Epub 2021 Jul 9.


Sputnik V is one of the most promising vaccines, utilizing an Adenovirus vector to cause immunity against SARS-CoV-2. Concerns existed against Adenovirus infection with this vaccine, although seemed to be a rare event. In this study, we observed that 15/18 (83%) of the children of the Sputnik V recipients became symptomatic and developed transient fever and chills for 1-2 days starting after 2-5 days following the vaccination of their parents that can be related to an Adenovirus infection. To our knowledge, this is the first study reporting such symptoms in the children of Sputnik V recipients, and the results should be validated by larger studies.

Keywords: Adverse events; COVID-19; SARS-COV-2; Sputnik V; vaccine.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • COVID-19*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccines*


  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Vaccines

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