Ukrainian Ministry of Health plans to speed up the vaccination of the population by increasing the rate to 1 million vaccinations per week. This was announced by the Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko on air of Ukraine 24 TV channel.
"When I was the Chief Sanitary Doctor, I said that Ukraine is capable of doing 3.5-4.5 million doses of vaccinations per month. In July, we have already done 3 million vaccinations. Now, taking into account the supplies that have already been organized, in August we need to do even more. Now I expect to do at least 1 million vaccinations a week, " he said.
The minister stated that he was satisfied with the current course of vaccination of the population, but the rate will increase even after the mark of 1 million vaccinations per week.
Over the past 24hrs, 1,081 new cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in Ukraine. There is a noticeable gradual increase in the number of hospitalizations. Kyiv School of Economics predicts a new outbreak of coronavirus in Ukraine within two weeks. Six regions are at risk, which account for half of all hospitalizations in the country. The Ministry of Health has also defined three scenarios for a new wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to which Ukraine calculates the resources of its healthcare system.