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Over 10 million Ukainians get their first shot of Covid-19 vaccine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Healthcare minister added that he fulfilled his promise “only with a week's delay”
11:32, 8 September 2021

Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko
AP

Over 10 million coronavirus vaccinations have been given in Ukraine since February 24. The head of the Ministry of Health, Viktor Lyashko, assures that he has fulfilled his promise to vaccinate the population. Lyashko wrote about this on his Facebook page.

“Over 10 million vaccinations have been given in Ukraine. More than 5.6 million Ukrainians have already received at least one dose, and 4.4 million people have received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine. As I have said, I fulfilled my promise with only a week's delay. I think this is a good result,” Lyashko writes.

The minister explained the delay by the fact that there were several days off, which traditionally saw a drop in the number of people willing to be vaccinated.

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“There's nothing you can do about this “after our holidays” attitude of ours,” Lyashko said.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Health, 149 618 people were vaccinated against coronavirus in the country on September 7: the first dose of the vaccine was received by 47 221 people, the second dose - 102 397 people.

Since the beginning of the vaccination campaign, 5 666 019 people have been vaccinated, of which 5 666 017 people have received the first dose (two of them received the dose abroad), and 4 407 024 people have been fully immunized and received two doses.

The number of new Covid cases is growing in Ukraine. Over the past 24 hours, 2,772 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed.

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