On April 23, Ukraine will get the new batch of AstraZeneca vaccine made in the Republic of Korea. Maksym Stepanov, the Healthcare Minister reported that on air of Ukraine 24 TV channel.
"The vaccine is supposed to be at Zhulyany airport at 8.45 a.m. At first, it will be redistributed across the regions. It is part of our joint program of vaccination at vaccination points, according to the phases of vaccination that are now underway: people from risk groups, those older than 60. Besides, we want to spare a small amount of vaccine for the second shots, which should be done in late May. These are the citizens who got their shots in February. That is, in 90 days, which would be May 23, they should be getting second shots", Stepanov said.
Earlier, the Healthcare Ministry registered the AstraZeneca vaccine from coronavirus made in South Korea.
Meanwhile, Ukraine plans to loan 2.5 billion UAH (roughly 89 million dollars) from the IBRD to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and due conduction of the vaccination campaign. Svitlana Shatalova, the Deputy Healthcare Minister of Ukraine said so at a briefing.
"The Ukrainian healthcare system will get extra 2.5 billion hryvnias of aid from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Yesterday, the Cabinet agreed on the deal offered by the Healthcare Ministry - the one about the loan within the initiative "Urgent response to Covid-19 and vaccination in Ukraine", Shatalova said.