Vaccination campaign in Ukraine could kick off in March 2021, - Healthcare Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

It depends on how fast the vaccine supplies reach this country
14:27, 11 December 2020

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Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry announced the beginning of vaccination campaign in this country on March 1. Ihor Kuzin, the Acting Head of Public Health Centre of Healthcare Ministry said so as quoted by RBC-Ukraine.

Kuzin also marked that the start of the campaign would depend on the supplies of the vaccine. Thus, actual date might be shifted if the supplies arrive later.

On December 4, Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov signed tehcnical documents to get the vaccine from Covid-19 within the COVAX initiative; it's a project by the WHO that aims to supply as much vaccine as possible to poorer countries where governments have fewer chances to cover its own nation's needs. Under the COVAX mechanism, Ukraine should get eight million doses of vaccine. The actual date is yet to be defined - it could be either in late Q1 or early Q2 of 2021.

Related: Ukrainian medics, military, law enforcers to get vaccine first, - official

Medics, military and law enforcers will be the first to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in Ukraine. Mykhailo Radutsky, the Head of Parliamentary Committee for Public Health said so in an evening TV shot at 1+1 TV channel. Interfax-Ukraine quoted him as saying.

"The first wave comprises of doctors, military people, and the police (...) and the elrderly people from the risk group", Radutsky said.

At that, he claimed that four million Ukrainian citizens have the right to get it for free, thanks to the COVAX program. 

Related: Bill Gates Foundation: It is too late for fair distribution of vaccines against Covid-19


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