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Vaccination campaign in Ukraine to begin next month, I don't know where 2023 and 2025 come from, - Stepanov

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Healthcare Minister reported that 30 million Ukrainians will be able to get inoculated for free
21:40, 27 January 2021

Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov
Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Ukraine's Minister of Healthcare Maksym Stepanov commented on the information about the estimated time of arrival of vaccines in this country; earlier, The Economist assumed that it would not happen until 2023. The Ukrainian official claimed tha the vaccination in Ukraine would still begin this February, with no changes in the schedule. Stepanov said so in an interview with Ukraine 24 TV channel. 

"Unlike many analysts, we at the Ministry live up to all commitments that we undertook. If we said that we'd start the massive vaccination in February, then we start in February. I'm not going to comment on the assumptions of analysts. I have no idea where this 2023 or 2025 come from", the minister said.

Stepanov also reported that 30 million Ukrainians will be able to get inoculated for free.

Related: Ukraine’s government simplifies purchase of drugs, vaccines

"These are our medical workers; these are people in the risk groups and the elderly people. We plan to vaccinate them within 2021 and the first quarter of 2022", he said.

Earlier, president Volodymyr Zelensky turned to fellow Ukrainians and claimed that the vaccination campaign in this country would begin in February.

Related: Ukraine not to get large-scale access to vaccine against Covid-19 until 2023, - media

 

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