First vaccinations with CoronaVac planned for April 13, - chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

CoronaVac will be given to people with limited mobility (people with disabilities) who cannot come to the vaccination center and their guardians
22:11, 10 April 2021

Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko

Ukrainians will be able to receive the first injection with the Chinese CoronaVac on Tuesday, April 13. This was announced by the chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko, reports hromadske.

CoronaVac will be provided to people with limited mobility (people with disabilities) who cannot come to the vaccination center and their guardians. Also, the vaccine can be received by the Olympians and Paralympians who will go to the competitions this year.

It is noted that it was decided to vaccinate people with this particular drug, since it has one dose in a vial. For a complete immunization, a person must receive two doses of this vaccine with an interval of 14-28 days. However, the chief medical officer noted that the Ukrainians will be vaccinated with a second dose on the 28th day, since then the effect will be greater.

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There is a “shocking imbalance” in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide and most countries do not have anywhere near enough shots to cover health workers and others at high-risk, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said according to Reuters.

More than 700 million jabs have been administered worldwide against the disease, but 87% have gone to high income or upper middle-income countries, with low income countries receiving just 0.2%, he said.

“On average in high-income countries, almost one in four people has received a COVID-19 vaccine. In low-income countries, it’s one in more than 500,” Tedros told a briefing.

The COVAX facility has delivered nearly 38.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 102 countries across six continents, six weeks after it began to roll out supplies, the GAVI vaccine alliance and WHO said on Thursday. It aims to deliver more than 2 billion doses this year but has faced delays.

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