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Austria to pass 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The first 250,000 doses of the vaccine will arrive in Ukraine on August 23; the second batch will arrive in autumn
12:23, 23 August 2021

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The government of Austria will pass 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Ukraine at no cost as Nachrichten reported citing Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg.

The first 250,000 doses of the vaccine will arrive in Ukraine on August 23 at the same time as Schallenberg’s visit, who is going to participate in the first summit of the Crimean Platform.  The second batch of the vaccine will be provided in autumn.

“Austria cannot put a full stop in the fight against the pandemic if people who live in close vicinity to us in Europe are not vaccinated,” Schallenberg said.

Related: Ukraine will receive another 17 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, - Ministry of Health

Health Minister Wolfgang Muckstein stated that such countries as Austria that “stay in the happy position, having more vaccines than they need in current time”, should contribute to the access to the vaccination all over the world.

As we reported, Germany donated a batch of AstraZeneca vaccines to Ukraine - which is about 1.5 million doses. Besides, 509,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine provided by Denmark arrived in Ukraine at the beginning of August.

At the end of July, it was reported that Lithuania would hand over 131,000 doses of AstraZeneca to Ukraine. And in early August, half a million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine provided by Denmark arrived in Ukraine.

 

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