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Ukraine should produce its own vaccine while there is 'war' for existing drugs in the world, - Stepanov

Source : 112 Ukraine

For this, according to the minister, it is necessary to amend the legislation
19:42, 3 April 2021

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Ukraine should produce its own vaccine against coronavirus while there is a "war" for existing drugs in the world. This was stated by the Minister of Health Maxym Stepanov on Facebook.

Now there is a fight in the world to get vaccines against coronavirus. Therefore, Ukraine must produce its own drug.

“Today, when there is a real war for vaccines in the world, when the governments of the countries impose bans on the export of contracted and paid vaccines batches, there is only one way out - to start producing our own. To do this, we must amend the legislation and give priority to Ukrainian pharmaceutical manufacturers in state orders. They are ready to invest in this, but they need guarantees that the state will buy from them, because they will not be able to compete with large pharmaceutical manufacturers in price, "Stepanov said.

He added that "our vaccine may be more expensive," but the country should go for it, because it is a matter of national security.

As reported, on April 2, 2021, in Ukraine, injections of the coronavirus vaccine were given to 18,814 citizens.

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