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Ukraine’s Health Ministry to almost double number of flu vaccines

Source : 112 Ukraine

Vaccines for at-risk groups will be purchased at the expense of the state budget, and vaccinations themselves will be free
16:15, 2 September 2020

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The Ministry of Health plans to increase the number of influenza vaccines for the 2020-2021 epidemiological season almost twice. This was stated by the Health Minister Maksym Stepanov, the ministry's press service reports.

"To date, the Ministry of Health has agreed with suppliers of vaccines to increase the number of imported influenza vaccines in Ukraine for the 2020-2021 epidemic season almost twice," the statement said.

It is also noted that vaccines for at-risk groups will be purchased at the expense of the state budget, and vaccinations themselves will be free.

Related: 665,000 vaccines against flu to reach Ukraine before epidemiological season

As we reported earlier, there is a chance that Ukraine may resume its domestic production of vaccines.

"We have a good foundation. Of course, this process is not that rapid. It will take several years for us to have our own vaccine, which will be developed by our scientists. At the same time, I have already had several meetings with our entrepreneurs who possess the appropriate production capabilities," Ukraine's Health Minister Maksym Stepanov stated.

Related: Health Ministry to buy 1.5 mln vaccines from flu for doctors, teachers, police and Border Guards

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