The S&P Global Ratings predicts that by the middle of this year, Ukraine will be able to vaccinate (full vaccination consists of two doses) only 2.7% of the population against coronavirus. This is stated on the agency's website.
It is noted that in the first half of 2021, Ukraine should receive 2.3 million doses out of 8 million guaranteed - as part of the COVAX initiative. If we take into account the fact that a complete vaccination against Covid-19 consists of two doses of the drug, then only 2.7% of the population can be vaccinated with this amount.
At the same time, the agency notes that the country's authorities expect 25 million doses from various sources, which is enough to immunize 30% of the population with two doses.
"However, vaccine delivery is likely to be slow," the S&P predicts.
The vaccination campaign against coronavirus infection in Ukraine started on February 24. Citizens, primarily physicians, are vaccinated with the medication, which is produced by the Serum Institute of India under license from Oxford / AstraZeneca.
As of March 13, 47,541 people received the first dose of the Covid vaccine in Ukraine.
On the eve, the chief sanitary doctor Viktor Lyashko assured that everyone will be able to receive two doses of the Covid vaccine by the end of this year.