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Ukraine could get Covid-19 vaccine in spring or summer 2021, - Healthcare Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

Prifer and BioNTech's candidate vaccine showed 90-percent effectiveness in interim results of Phase 3 of clinical tests
20:56, 10 November 2020

Reuters

The vaccine from coronavirus will be massively supplied worldwide, including Ukraine, in late spring or early summer 2021. Serhiy Lytovka, the leader of the Healthcare Ministry's expert group for immunological prophylaxis said so in a commentary for Suspilne news agency.

"By the most optimistic estimates of the WHO, the vaccine could be massively supplied to other countries in May or June 2021", Lytovka said.

As is known, Prizer and BioNTech's candidate vaccine showed 90-percent effectiveness in interim results of Phase 3 of clinical tests. The approved vaccine could appear already this month.

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Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov claimed that the creation of the domestic vaccine from Covid-19 will cost the budget some 5.3 million U.S. dollars.

Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko claimed that the anti-gene mutation of Covid-19 in mink could have consequences for the immune system, re-infections, and effectiveness of vaccines from coronavirus. "The available data confirm that the clinical background, severity, and passage of infection among those infected with the sort of SARS-CoV-2, which is related to mink, are identical to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that circulates among the human population. However, the kind that is related to mink, also known as the kind of cluster 5 has a combination of mutations or changes that were never detected before. However, the kind that is related no the mink, also known as the "kind of cluster 5", has a combination of mutations of changes never seen before. The chance of anti-gene mutation of SARS-CoV-2 has not been proved yet, but in the worse case, anti-gene mutation can have consequences for the immune system, reinfections, and efficiency of vaccines against Covid-19. As for the vaccine, a lot of candidates use the spike protein of coronavirus as the target", Lyashko explained.

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