President Volodymyr Zelensky signed decree No. 139 on vaccination of Ukrainians against coronavirus, providing for the creation of a National Vaccination Plan against Covid-19. This was reported on the website of the President's Office.
Thus, Zelensky put into effect the National Security Council decision of April 2. According to the National Plan, the majority of the adult population will receive vaccinations by the end of the year.
The Cabinet of Ministers must ensure the development and approval of the National Plan within seven days:
- establish the minimum required monthly number of vaccinations;
- determine the sources and timing of delivery of vaccines for the prevention of coronavirus;
- identify persons responsible for implementing the plan.
The government should intensify negotiations with vaccine manufacturers, as well as to attract international technical assistance for the implementation of the vaccination campaign in Ukraine.
"The Ministry of Health should take urgent and effective measures to supply to Ukraine as soon as possible the required amount of vaccines for the specific prevention of coronavirus disease and ensure public access to vaccination; ensure effective advocacy on vaccination," the statement said.
The President's Office also emphasizes that the decision provides that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must take urgent measures aimed at increasing the efficiency of cooperation with foreign states and international organizations on the supply of vaccines against Covid-19 to Ukraine.
The decree comes into force from the day of its publication.