The COVAX mechanism has officially confirmed the information on the allocation of the free-of-charge coronavirus vaccine for 20% of Ukraine’s population. This was announced by the country's chief sanitary doctor Viktor Lyashko on his Facebook page.
"Today it became known that Ukraine, as one of the countries involved in the global COVAX mechanism, has the opportunity to receive coronavirus vaccines in doses equal to 20% of the population on the free-of-charge basis," Lyashko said.
According to him, this means that about four million Ukrainians will be able to get vaccinated in the first half of 2021 due to financial support from international partners and governments of other countries.
As we reported earlier, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal announced that the Cabinet of Ministers had allocated one billion hryvnias (35,5 million dollars) from the coronavirus control fund to purchase rapid coronavirus tests.
"So we will have an effective and quick tool for additional testing. Another $ 32,000 will be spent on additional oxygen for hospital beds in all regions. Additional funds will also be sent to the regions to prepare the organization of mobile hospitals," he stated.