UNICEF to bring Pfizer vaccine to Ukraine in late February-early March, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

The daily amount of vaccine doses handed over to mobile crews will make 96 or 102, which is 16 or 17 flasks
10:16, 19 February 2021


Ukraine will get the Pfizer vaccine for prevention of Covid-19 in late February or early March. Andriy Slavutsky, the Chief of UNICEF Ukraine's Healthcare Programs said so during the training for supply and logistics of vaccines in Kyiv on Thursday, February 18.

"Currently, the negotiation about documentation is underway. There's still one document that Ukraine is waiting for. But, according to preliminary inforation, Pfizer vaccine should reach [Ukraine] in late February or early March", Interfax-Ukraine quotes the official.

According to him, UNICEF will be dealing with the supply of the vaccine to Ukraine. The logistics company will be able to collect the vaccine from Boryspil international airport at any time. The cargo will then be moved to the central storage of the company; after that, it will be distributed across the region, transported in vans with trays with carbonic ice. Every such tray will hold 195 flasks, with six doses of vaccine in each. The daily amount of vaccine doses handed over to mobile crews will make 96 or 102, which is 16 or 17 flasks.

Related: Ukraine is unlikely to receive Pfizer vaccine next week, - Lyashko

On February 16, Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov claimed that the vaccination campaign in Ukraine did not begin as scheduled because of transportation problems.

As is known, Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry planned to start the vaccination campaign with the use of two kinds of vaccines, Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca. Both companies already requested registration of their vaccines in Ukraine.

Related: Pfizer files appeal for registration of its vaccine in Ukraine

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