A booster dose of the vaccine against the coronavirus disease will become available to residents of Ukraine after crossing the mark of 50% of vaccinated citizens as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing Health Minister Viktor Lyashko.
"As soon as we cross the mark of 50% of the vaccinated population in Ukraine, we will return to the issue of a booster dose, or repeated, two-fold vaccination against coronavirus disease," Lyashko said.
At the same time, he clarified that as of today, only Kyiv has crossed such a mark with an indicator of 55% of vaccinated residents (at least one dose). Moreover, according to the minister, more than 40% of those vaccinated were recorded in the Poltava, Kyiv, and Dnipropetrovsk regions.
As we reported, Ukraine is hosting clinical tests of pills from coronavirus produced by Pfizer and Merck companies. According to the document, one of the drugs to be tested is Ritonavir produced by Pfizer (150 mg). The tests will involve the people who contacted those who contracted Covid-19.