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Vaccine Webinar – GMS and IWC

IWC Online Talk and GMS

Our last "IWC  Online talk" organized by our outgoing partnership chair Yunita Purba, was focused on Covid-19 Vaccination.

We are gratefull to GMS Clinic and in particular to Dr. Shavkat Nurmatov who provided to us the latest update on Covid-19 vaccinations focusing on Sputnik-V.

The participants showed enthusiasm by actively raising many interesting questions and doubts. The session was very communicative and interesting. We are glad that the participants found the session very useful and insightful.

One of the attendees was Mr Gareth Barnaby, from ESS, one of the our partners , who wrote down the following article and we are pleased to share it on our Blog.


"Over the public holiday weekend, I was invited by our partners at the International Women’s Club of Moscow (IWC) to attend a webinar session with the Global Medical Systems Clinics and Hospitals (GMS) about the Covid-19 Vaccine Sputnik V (victory).

This informative session by Dr Nurmatov from the GMS explained how the vaccine was developed and the importance of vaccination to protect yourself and those you come in contact with. I joined with 13 members of the IWC who shared an interest in finding out more about the vaccine. The Sputnik V vaccine has two doses that are administered 3 weeks apart. This offers the body boosted protection as they are two different parts of the Covid-19 virus. This added immunity has been shown to provide 91.6% protection from the virus – something only 2 other vaccines from across the world have been able to reach.

A number of our staff members have had the vaccine administered and more have planned to do so. I will be going for my second dose of the vaccine this weekend and look forward in the knowledge that I am fully protected from this as well as protecting those around me.

The vaccine is available to those 18 and over. Before getting the vaccine, it is recommended to consult with your doctor to ensure that there are no health restrictions that may prevent you from getting it e.g., allergies, pregnancy".


Gareth Barnaby - BSc (Hons), PGCE

ESS School Principal


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