Ukraine should not expect the vaccine against coronavirus to arrive until the spring of 2021. Deputy Minister of Health, Chief State Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko said this on the air of the Freedom of Speech show, Ukrinform reports.
"When we talk about the COVID-19 vaccine, we know that 155 studies are underway, 7 have reached the third or second stage. We expect it as soon as possible, but we understand that batch production and mass delivery will not take place until spring 2021",he said.
According to him, vaccine manufacturers will not distribute it on a quota basis, based on economic indicators. The formulas and the vaccine itself will be released evenly for other countries.
At the same time, Lyashko is convinced that Ukraine needs to restore its own production of vaccines, and this will be the next stage after overcoming the epidemic of coronavirus disease.
Earlier an alliance was created between four countries (Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands) with the aim of developing a vaccine against coronavirus. Ukraine has asked them to provide priority in the distribution of the vaccine.
It also became known that in the United States the coronavirus vaccine has successfully passed the initial stage of medical trials.
Now in the world, 17 vaccines against coronavirus are being tested in humans. The most promising is the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford. It was the first to enter the third phase of clinical research.