Ukraine to get 117 000 doses of Pfizer vaccine under COVAX program in February

Source : 112 Ukraine

It will be immediately distributed to hospital workers that provide care to patients with coronavirus
17:17, 30 January 2021

American biotech company Pfizer
Sky News

Ukraine received a response from the COVAX program, according to which 117,000 doses of Pfizer / BioNTech coronavirus vaccine will be delivered to the country in February. This was announced by the country's chief sanitary doctor Viktor Lyashko on Facebook.

"Already in February, Ukraine will receive 117,000 doses of US-made m-RNA vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech, which will immediately be distributed to vaccinate hospital workers that provide care to patients with Covid-19," Lyashko said.

This is not the whole vaccine batch under the COVAX program. In parallel, starting from February, Ukraine will be able to receive from 2.2 to 3.7 million doses of AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine for the next stages of the campaign.

Related: Coronavirus in Ukraine dashboard: online

COVAX is a global initiative built on the platform of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

Vaccination against coronavirus should begin in Ukraine in February, with February 15 being called the tentative date.

The Ministry of Health also presented a schedule of vaccination of Ukrainians against coronavirus. The State Commission on Emergency Situations adopted the corresponding schedule.

Related: Ukraine ranked 45th in Global Innovation Index


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