President Volodymyr Zelensky is making sure that Ukraine is among the first countries to buy the Covid-19 vaccine when it is made. This was reported by the Office of the President following a traditional meeting with representatives of the government, law enforcement agencies and relevant departments on the epidemiological situation in the country and measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“Our diplomatic contacts and global resources report that the vaccine is already being produced in several countries. Even if it is ready next year, Ukraine should be among the first countries to be able to purchase the vaccine. We must think about it now. The whole world is lining up," Zelensky said.
For his part, Health Minister Maxym Stepanov noted that, on the instructions of the president, he conducts consultations and maintains contact with companies and diplomats from different countries, studying information.
Now there are 17 vaccines against coronavirus being tested. The most promising, according to the World Health Organization, is the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford, which was the first to enter the third phase of clinical trials.
It was also previously reported that in the United States, the coronavirus vaccine has successfully passed the initial stage of medical trials.