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New batch of Pfizer vaccine arrives in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

117,000 doses of the vaccine were delivered to Ukraine on June 8
17:21, 8 June 2021

Reuters

117,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine were delivered to Ukraine on June 8 as part of the COVAX program. This was reported by UNICEF.

According to the information, in total, during this and early next week, Ukraine will receive 473,850 doses of Pfizer vaccine free of charge under COVAX.

It is reported that deliveries will continue and by the end of 2021, as part of the Covax Facility, Ukraine is expected to receive enough vaccines from various manufacturers to protect up to 20% of the population from COVID.

Ukraine receives all vaccines within COVAX free of charge. On behalf of COVAX, procures and supplies only COVID-19 vaccines that meet WHO safety and efficacy criteria.

“UNICEF is grateful to partners and donors who are helping to make COVID-19 vaccination more accessible in Ukraine. Thanks to the support of colleagues from WHO, the governments of the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank and other donors, more and more people in Ukraine receive protection from such a dangerous infection as COVID-19. We thank the healthcare professionals of Ukraine who are relentlessly fighting to save the lives of their patients, and hope that vaccination will help ease strain on the healthcare system - will protect you and your patients from severe illness, complications, hospitalization, need for oxygen support or death. Please get vaccinated yourself and encourage patients, friends, and relatives to do so as soon as they get an opportunity - this is lifesaving,” UNICEF Representative in Ukraine Lotta Sylwander said.

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Earlier, on May 18 the party of a vaccine against a coronavirus of the Pfizer/BioNTech companies arrived at the Kyiv airport. 122,850 doses of the vaccine were delivered to Ukraine. And on May 26, a batch of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine purchased from the state budget arrived in Ukraine.

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