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Ukraine to shorten validity of Covid certificates following EU

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine wants to shorten the validity term of certificates of vaccination against coronavirus
15:10, 10 January 2022

Ministry of the Digital Transformation of Ukraine Facebook

There is an intention to reduce the validity of certificates of vaccination against coronavirus in Ukraine as Deputy Minister of Health for Digital Development Maria Karchevych stated.

It should be noted that the relevant decision was made earlier by the European Commission.

Related: Eight more countries recognize Ukrainian Covid certificates

From February 1, the validity of certificates, which indicate the receipt of the vaccine against coronavirus, will be reduced to nine months (270 days) in 27 countries of Europe.

"We are preparing the same decision at the level of Ukrainian legislation. It will be adopted tentatively this week. The period of validity of certificates will be reduced to nine months,"- the representative of the Ministry of Health said.

Related: Europe to shorten validity of foreign Covid certificates next year, - Ministry of Health

As we reported, Ukraine introduced a booster vaccination against Covid-19 for citizens over 18 years of age who have completed a full course of immunization.

The booster dose can be done:

- At age 18+, six months after the date of the second Covid-19 vaccination, optimally between six and nine months.

- Preference will be given to m-RNA vaccines, Moderna or Comirnaty/Pfizer, regardless of which vaccine the person was previously vaccinated with. For example, if the first two vaccinations were given with CoronaVac from Sinovac Biotech, the booster dose is recommended to be given with Comirnaty/Pfizer.

- In the absence of mRNA vaccines, the booster dose can be given with another vaccine, according to approved regimens in Ukraine.

 

 

 

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