Germany donates 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

In a few days, the vaccine will be delivered to the regions of Ukraine
08:34, 22 August 2021

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Germany has donated a batch of AstraZeneca vaccine to Ukraine - which is about 1.5 million doses. This was announced by the Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko on his Facebook page.

"Today Ukraine received another 1,512,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the German government," Lyashko wrote.

Related: WHO not recommending third dose of Covid-19 vaccine,- Ukraine's Health Ministry

According to the minister, the vaccine is now at the national warehouse of the Pharmasoft company, which provides storage and logistics in accordance with the requirements of the cold chain. In a few days, the vaccine will be delivered to the regions of the country.

Meanwhile, India's drug regulator has approved the world's first DNA vaccine against Covid-19 for emergency use. The three-dose ZyCoV-D vaccine prevented symptomatic disease in 66% of those vaccinated, according to an interim study quoted by the vaccine maker Cadila Healthcare.

The firm plans to make up to 120 million doses of India's second home-grown vaccine every year.

Previous DNA vaccines have worked well in animals but not humans.

Related: Healthcare Ministry explains how Ukrainians from occupied Donbas, Crimea can be vaccinated

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