Lekhim company plans to supply CoronaVac vaccine to Ukraine on March 25. Olena Miroshnyk, the leader of the company's marketing department said so as quoted by Suspilne.
According to her, information about the flight and the actual arrival time will be made public later.
In December 2020, Ukraine paid for future supplies of 1.9 million doses of Chinese vaccine against Covid-19; it was the deal between Ukraine's state company Medical Procurement and Lekhim company. The deal foresees 100% prepayment with the opportunity to return it, if the schedule of supplies is violated. So, Lekhim could get the money back - unless the entire amount of vaccine is brought to Ukraine by May 31.
The first supply batch is supposed to arrive in Ukraine not later than on March 31. It should be 700,000 doses of vaccine.
As we reported earlier, Sinovac, the vaccine against coronavirus designed and developed in China has been registered in Ukraine.
Lekkhim, Ukraine's pharmaceutical company made a deal about shipment of 5,000,000 doses of the vaccine, including 1.9 million doses purchased via the government procurement system.
Previously, there were two registered vaccines from coronavirus in Ukraine: Covishield (developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca), and the U.S.-made vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech.