Ukraine to receive 500,000 doses of Indian Covishield vaccine in February

Source : 112 Ukraine

Indian Embassy noted the major role of Indian pharmaceuticals industry in ensuring the health security of Ukraine
08:34, 21 February 2021

Covishield vaccine

India will provide Ukraine with 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccine against Covid-19. Embassy of India in Ukraine stated this on its Facebook page.

"The first tranche of 500,000 doses of Made in India Covishield vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute India is expected to be delivered from India to Ukraine shortly. These vaccines would allow for Ukraine to initiate its public vaccination drive across the country," the message reads.

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The embassy noted that Ukraine will be one of the first countries to receive the Indian vaccine in February.

"This would aid not only towards ensuring well-being, but also towards the restoration of many sectors of the economy that have suffered immensely due to Covid-19, and return livelihoods to thousands of people," the embassy noted.

It added, that this supply of vaccines is another example of the major role played by the Indian pharmaceutical industry in ensuring the health security of Ukraine.

As we previously reported, Health Minister of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov said that the first batch of vaccines against coronavirus is a little bit delayed and it is expected in Ukraine on February 16-17 but not on February 15 as it was reported earlier.

“We stated that the vaccination would start on February 15; I announced this date based on agreements on vaccines supply. The sources of vaccine supply are, firstly, Pfizer vaccine within COVAX and its supply is delayed and AstraZeneca vaccine according to the contract concluded with Indian Serum Institute,” Stepanov said.

Besides, the Health Minister explained that the ministry fulfilled all procedures and assured that the vaccination would start in a few hours after the vaccine supply in Ukraine.

Related: WHO head, UN secretary general, Doctors Without Borders criticize global vaccine distribution policy



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