President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announces the priorities of Ukraine in the fight against coronavirus. It is planned to cover with vaccination at least half of the population during 2021 – the beginning of 2022 as Zelensky stated at Ukraine 30. Coronavirus: challenges and answers forum.
“We emphasize the next priorities in the fight against coronavirus. The first is the vaccination. Its road map. This mad is developed for the provision of fair access to vaccines for all Ukrainians. Its main goal is to cover at least half of the population during 2021 – the beginning of 2022,” Zelensky stated.
According to the president, the first stage of the vaccination will start this month; the medics, military and the National Guard officers will get the vaccines.
As we reported, Ukraine received confirmation for the supply of 12 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines produced by AstraZeneca and Novavax. Ukraine's Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov said an agreement had been reached on the supply of vaccines developed with the participation of AstraZeneca (Great Britain and Oxford University) and Novavax (the United States), which are produced under license agreements at the facilities of Serum Institute (India).