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Ukraine has to introduce vaccination passports, - Zelensky

Source : 112 Ukraine

Digital Transformation Minister noted that data on vaccination against coronavirus included in the register of the vaccinated people will allow to show Covid passports in case of necessity
15:54, 29 March 2021

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated about the necessity to introduce in Ukraine the vaccination passports, as the President’s Office reported.

“These ‘passports’ are already being developed by the countries of the EU and the U.S., and Switzerland and Israel – in other words, by many developed countries that actively work on the creation of the collective immunity against coronavirus. We should also actively develop our system of proper ‘passportization’, also for curb of the spread of coronavirus disease, we have to cover 70% of the adult population with the vaccines against Covid-19,” Zelensky said.

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov added that the Health Ministry and Digital Ministry follow the quality of the information in the register of the vaccinated people from the very beginning – “It will allow showing the ‘vaccination passports’, when it is necessary”.

In its turn, the Health Ministry reported that from today, over 1,200 vaccination posts should work in Ukraine. It is also expected that soon, Ukraine will get 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 117,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine within the COVAX program. The vaccination with the second dose will start from the end of May, in other words, 12 weeks after the first dose.

Earlier, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal stated what the vaccination passport would be like in Ukraine. Such documents can be in the form of a QR code with the use of the state registers.

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As we reported, the WHO stated that the governments don't need to introduce Covid-19 vaccination passports.

However, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen stated that the EU governments must immediately begin technical work to ensure a Covid-19 vaccination certificate system can be introduced across the 27-member bloc by summer.

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