Ukraine intends to vaccinate citizens with a booster dose. However, this will happen after 60% of the country's adult population receives at least one vaccine. This was announced by the Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko.
"The third, booster dose in Ukraine will be. But the priority for the authorities and for everyone today should be vaccination with at least the first doses. The more Ukrainians are vaccinated with two doses, the better the epidemiological situation in the country will be. We will switch to a booster when we vaccinate at least 60% of Ukrainians with at least one dose," Lyashko said.
The minister also noted that Ukraine has already signed contracts for a new supply of drugs, but did not specify when exactly they will be delivered to the country.
Meanwhile, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has condemned the widespread use of booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines.
"It makes no sense to give boosters to healthy adults or to vaccinate children, when healthworkers, older people & other high-risk groups around the world are still waiting for their 1st dose," he said.