Ukraine has three ways to get Covid-19 vaccine,- MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

The COVAX system is not the only way, because it is possible to negotiate with both manufacturing companies and the governments of the countries where it is produced
08:32, 25 December 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba
Open source

Ukraine has three options for obtaining a vaccine against coronavirus. Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that in an interview with the Ukraine 24 TV channel, RBC Ukraine reports.

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The first option for vaccine supply is the COVAX program.

"We can use political instruments to increase the number of vaccines that will be given to us through the COVAX program," Kuleba said.

The second way is to ask countries that have purchased the vaccine in an amount that allows them to vaccinate their populations three or four times to sell or transfer the surplus.

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In addition, there is a third way to get a vaccine supply to the country - it is to negotiate with the manufacturer and the government of the country where it is located.

"There is political influence, that is, you come to the vaccine manufacturer, they say that they are ready, but they need the position of the government of the country where their business is located, and then you turn to the government and negotiate," Kuleba added.

As we reported earlier, the Budget Committee of the Verkhovna Rada approved the allocation of 1.4 billion hryvnias (over 527,9 million dollars) from the State Budget 2020 for the purchase of vaccines against coronavirus.

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