The second vaccine against Covid-19 has been registered in Ukraine. Currently, there are two of these officially approved for use in Ukraine - AstraZeneca-Covishield, and Pfizer. Oleg Lyashko, the Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine reported that on a briefing.
"Yesterday (February 22), two immunobiological medications for prevention of Covid-19 have been registered in Ukraine. Covishield AstraZeneca is a recombinant vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India. Pfizer vaccine has been registered, too. What's a vector vaccine? It's a genome vaccine with the genetic material of coronavirus, which is set in the adenovirus. Adenovirus is a tool of supply of genome material to the cell, which shapes the immune response - that is, antibodies that further protect our body from infection with the disease", Lyashko said.
He reiterated that vaccination in Ukraine will be free.
Earlier, the official claimed that the vaccination campaign against coronavirus would start on Wednesday, February 24. Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Cherkasy, and Chernihiv will become the first major cities to get vaccine supplies. The other cities and regions will get their supplies either on late February 24 or early February 25.
The first ones to get injections will be the medical workers who render aid for those who suffer from Covid-19. The vaccination will begin as soon as the supplies reach storage in the regions tomorrow.