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Occupied Crimea announces beginning of ‘large-scale vaccination’ against Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

The peninsula's self-proclaimed "head" claimed that Crimea would receive additional 1,000 doses of vaccine in the near future
13:14, 15 December 2020

AP

Today, on December 15, Crimea will begin a "large-scale vaccination" against coronavirus infection. It was declared by the so-called "head of the Crimea" Sergey Aksonov, Krym Realii reports.

"Today Crimea initiates vaccination process. The number of vaccines received allows for the vaccination of 500 people. Today it is planned to vaccinate 30-50 people. Crimea will receive an additional 1,000 doses of the vaccine in the near future," Aksonov stated.

He said that health workers at risk, who worked with patients with coronavirus infection, would be vaccinated first. The vaccination will be carried out with the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine.

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As we reported earlier, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov assured us that the situation with the coronavirus incidence in Ukraine had been stabilized.

"We have stopped the hurricane of morbidity. We understand that the situation remains challenging. We may have an increase in the number of diseases in the near future," said Stepanov.

According to the minister, the actual mortality indicator is at 1.7%.

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