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Ukraine's parliament adopts law on accelerated access to Covid-19 vaccine

Source : 112 Ukraine

270 MPs voted in its favour
16:50, 4 December 2020

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has supported the draft law No. 4314 on accelerated access to the vaccine against Covid-19. 270 MPs voted in its favour.

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The online broadcast was conducted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

The document proposes:

  • shortening the time frame for approving clinical trials and conducting state registration for vaccines or other immunobiological drugs for prevention of coronavirus disease;
  • extension of the term of the Law of Ukraine No. 539-IX, which provides for similar provisions for medicines for the treatment of Covid-19 until the end of lockdown established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Also, Ukraine expects to get the vaccines against coronavirus infection developed by world produces at the end of the first or beginning of the second quarter of 2021.

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The Ministry of Health of Ukraine is at the stage of the finalization of the agreements with the world producers of vaccines that passed the third stage of the clinical trials, particularly, Pfizer, on the supplies to Ukraine.

As of December 4, there are 15,131 new Covid-19 cases in Ukraine; while, 13,383 Ukrainians have recovered.

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