The reason is the fast-moving spread of the Delta strain of the coronavirus.
“The Health Ministry recommends shortening the interval between the first and the second dose of the CoronaVac vaccine from Sinovac Biotech to the minimal term mentioned in the official instruction – 14 days,” the message says.
It is noted that to adopt such a decision, experts of the Health Ministry have analyzed the recommendations of the World Health Organization and recent researches on the efficiency of the CoronaVac vaccine for different intervals between the doses.
As we reported, 162,049 people were vaccinated in Ukraine on August 11. 4,227,898 people were vaccinated since the beginning of the vaccination campaign. 4,227,896 people received the first dose; 2,580,552 people are fully immunized.