Ukraine’s government bans use of Russian Covid-19 vaccines

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is banned to register or use the vaccine produced or developed in Russia
13:49, 11 February 2021

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has banned the registration and use in the territory of Ukraine of any medical immunobiological drugs from the coronavirus developed or produced in Russia as the governmental portal states.

The supply and check of the vaccine of other producers is regulated by the agreements signed by Ukraine within COVAX mechanism.

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The control toward these vaccines for urgent medical use, their quality and supplies held by the State Experimental Center of the Health Ministry of Ukraine.

Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported in the second reading and in general bill #4613 on amendments to the Law “On medicines” on state registration of medicines under the obligations to open opportunities for registration of vaccines from Covid-19.  

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The vaccines developed by a state that is recognized as the state-aggressor will not be used.

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