CovidUkraine: Health Ministry clarifies priority of receiving vaccine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The vaccine will go to Ukraine in several tranches
14:43, 16 October 2020


Several tranches of coronavirus vaccine will be delivered to Ukraine in order to cover at least 20% of the population, namely priority groups. Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine, Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko told about this at a briefing.

According to Lyashko, the priority groups include:

  • People who work in medical institutions.
  • People who work in emergency services.
  • People with serious illnesses.
  • Elderly people.
  • Teachers and school workers.
  • People with moderate concomitant diseases.
  • People who live in homeless shelters or other institutions.

Lyashko noted that Ukraine is among countries that will receive the vaccine for free or at a reduced price.

Related: Young healthy people not to get vaccine against Covid-19 until 2022, - WHO

"The vaccine will be provided to 92 countries free of charge or below the market price. Ukraine is also included in this list. It is planned that  Astra Zeneca (UK) vaccine will be used for 61 countries and Novavax (USA) for 92 countries," Lyashko said.

As we reported earlier, Ukraine is not going to buy the Russian vaccine against Covid-19 because it has not passed the third stage of clinical trials.

There is no evidence that this vaccine has passed all phases of clinical trials, especially the third one. We know that there are many vaccine manufacturers in the world that are just in the final stages of clinical trials. That is why there is not even a subject for discussion,” Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov stated.

Related: WHO plans to produce at least 2 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine by the end of 2021

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