The efforts of all producers, academics and scientists aim at the search of medicines and means for immunoprophylaxis of coronavirus disease, as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported citing Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Lyashko.
“To overcome the pandemic, the medicines for the treatment are very necessary, the means of prevention, exactly the vaccines are better. As for the beginning of August, 25 vaccine-candidates against Covid-19 are clinically tested and six of them are close to the final stage; the results of them we expect until the end of the year. The mass production, we hope, should start at the beginning of 2021,” he said.
The Health Ministry noted that the vaccine should appear, including, in Ukraine.
“Yesterday we got the confirmation from COVAX that the government of Ukraine has the right to appeal to the global vaccine alliance with the request to provide the vaccines in the case of their registration for the further prevention of the coronavirus disease by vaccination of people from vulnerable groups on particular age categories,” Lyashko stated.
According to him, each country that appeals will get the vaccines for about 20% of the population.
“About eight million doses are predicted for Ukraine. It is the vaccine that will be supplied to Ukraine in different volumes. It might be free-of-charge or for the special price,” he specified.
Earlier, Viktor Lyashko stated that as world trends in the spread of coronavirus disease are far from being positive, Ukraine also expects an increase in the number of coronavirus cases.