Ukraine's Ministry of Health presented a calendar plan for vaccinating Ukrainians against coronavirus. State Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergency Situations has adopted a plan, as the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reports.
"During the meeting, Deputy Health Minister and Chief State Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko presented a calendar plan for vaccination of the population in 2021. State Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergency Situations has adopted a calendar plan," the statement reads.
Vaccination of the population is expected to begin in February.
The calendar plan consists of 5 stages of vaccination of nine population groups. The plan also states who will be vaccinated against the coronavirus and when.
- February-April: 367,000 hospital physicians and participants of Joint Forces Operation (Donbas).
- April-May: 1.9 million people aged 80+ and primary care workers.
- May-June: 363,000 other health workers.
- June-July: 2.9 million people aged 70-79.
- July-August: 640,000 workers of state security bodies.
- August-September: 2.3 million people aged 65-69.
- September-October: 1.4 million educators.
- October-November: 2.8 million people aged 60-64.
- November-December: 1.7 million representatives of other categories.
Earlier, Victor Lyashko said that vaccination in Ukraine can begin on February 15. According to him, the first vaccines can be brought to Ukraine on these dates.
In addition, President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that vaccines received under the Covax mechanism would not be enough to vaccinate the required number of Ukrainians. Therefore, he asked the European Commission to assist Ukraine in negotiations with producers.