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Ukraine to get 117,000 of Pfizer, 1.5 million of AstraZeneca vaccines in March, - PM

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the PM, during 2021-2022, it is planned to vaccinate from 20 up to 22 million Ukrainians
19:51, 4 March 2021

Press-service of the Cabinet of Ministers

Until the end of March, Ukraine will receive 117,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine and 1.5 million of AstraZeneca vaccine as 112.ua.tv reported citing Prime Minister Denys Shmygal.

“The first batch of the vaccine doses, 500,000 arrived in Ukraine. Until the end of March, we expect…have signed contracts…and expect 117,000 doses of Pfizer from COVAX, another 500,000 from COVAX, AstraZeneca and 1.5 million doses from AstraZeneca Institute. Totally, during the first-second quarter, according to the signed contracts, we expect more than 9 million doses of the vaccine. It is such two shots vaccine, in other words, 4.5 million people might get vaccinated in the first-second quarter,” Shmygal said.

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Moreover, according to the PM, during 2021-2022, it is planned to vaccinate up to 22 million Ukrainians.

“This year, correspondingly, we expect about 10 million people who will get vaccinated in Ukraine,” the PM added.

The vaccination from Covid-19 begun in Ukraine on February 24. The first person to receive the vaccine was Yevhen Horenko, the resuscitator at the Cherkasy Regional Hospital. 

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Over the last 24 hours, 2,680 Ukrainians got vaccinated all over the country. The largest number of newly inoculated people is observed in Dnipropetrovsk region. Totally, 9,568 people in Ukraine have received their first dose of the vaccine since the inoculation campaign began in this country. 

Earlier, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal claimed that the third wave of coronavirus pandemic has begun in Ukraine.

Besides, he underlined that if most of the Ukrainian regions end up in the red quarantine zone, there could be another lockdown in this country.

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As of March 4, Ukrainian doctors detected 1,374,762 cases of infection with Covid-19 in this country. 1,186,873 people recovered, and 26,591 died of complications caused by the disease. Over the last 24 hours, 10,057 new cases were reported, and 194 patients died. Currently, three Ukrainian regions are in the red quarantine zone.

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