The first batch of CoronaVac, the China-made vaccine from coronavirus reached Ukraine, NV reported on Thursday evening.
The plane that carried the cargo landed at Boryspil international airport at about 7 p.m.
The cargo consisted of 200,000 doses of the drug; the remaining 1.7 million doses will be delivered later. In total, Ukraine ordered 1.9 doses.
The drug passed all stages of clinical trials and is already employed in China, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and some other countries.
The delivery of a next batch of AstraZeneca (CoviShield) Covid-19 vaccine to Ukraine may be postponed for a certain period due to the active information campaign that was launched against the Indian vaccine in our country. Mykhailo Radutsky, the chairman of the Parliament Committee on Public Health, Medical Assistance and Medical Insurance reported that on March 24.
He also noted that the AstraZeneca vaccine (CoviShield) is an absolutely safe and effective drug, which has been confirmed by the World Health Organization. Only in Europe and India, about 50 million doses of this vaccine have already been used. Significant volumes of the drug have been contracted by countries such as Canada, Great Britain, Brazil and others. Ukraine, in turn, has contracted 1.5 million doses of vaccine produced in India.