Vulnerable populations to be vaccinated against Covid-19 at state budget expense, - Ukraine's Health Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Stepanov, about 20 million people are at risk in Ukraine
11:53, 5 December 2020

Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov
Ministry of Health of Ukraine

In Ukraine, about 20 million people from various risk groups will be vaccinated against coronavirus. It is planned to vaccinate them at the expense of the budget. This was stated by the Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov.

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"All risk categories (vulnerable populations) include about 20 million people. We believe that they need to be vaccinated and this should be done at the expense of the state budget. These are people over 60 years old, people with concomitant diseases, these are all categories based on occupational characteristics. They need to be vaccinated at the expense of the budget and we believe it will be right," Stepanov said.

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Also, Ukraine expects to get the vaccines against coronavirus infection developed by world produces at the end of the first or beginning of the second quarter of 2021.

As we reported earlier, over the last 24 hours, Ukrainian doctors confirmed 13,825 new cases of Covid-19, including 713 children and 629 medics.

Most of the confirmed cases have been observed in Kyiv city (1,541), Dnipropetrovsk (1,058), Odesa (1,015), Zaporizhzhia (854), and Kyiv (995) regions. 

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