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New outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic expected in Ukraine, - Healthcare minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the head of the Ministry of Health, only in three regions the mark of 50% of the fully vaccinated adult population has been exceeded
09:21, 9 January 2022

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A new outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic is expected in Ukraine soon. The medical system is already being prepared for it, Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko said.

"Another outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic is expected in Ukraine soon, and the medical system is already preparing for it, in connection with which the Ministry of Health has introduced a booster dose-vaccination," the head of the Ministry of Health said.

Related: Omicron may be less severe in young and old, but not mild,- WHO

The Minister said that a new absolute record of daily coronavirus cases was set in the world - 2,552,000 people. In the top five leaders are the United States (704,000), France (332,000), Great Britain (194,000), Italy (189,000), and Spain (137,000). However, the number of cases is growing on all continents.

According to the head of the Ministry of Health, only in three regions the mark of 50% of the fully vaccinated adult population has been exceeded: Kyiv (73%); Kyiv region (55%) and Poltava region (51%).

Meanwhile, Ukraine introduces a booster vaccination against Covid-19 for citizens over 18 years of age who have completed a full course of immunization as Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko reported on Facebook.

"Signed an order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine on the introduction of a booster dose of vaccine against Covid-19 for all vaccinated from 18 years old, regardless of which vaccine they were vaccinated with," the Minister said.

According to him, the booster dose should enhance the effectiveness of the vaccine and give better protection against the new Omicron strain.

Related: Four Covid-19 vaccines currently available in Ukraine

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