Ukraine's Health Ministry on who will be the first to get vaccinated

Source : 112 Ukraine

The first wave comprises of doctors, social workers, retirees and military people
16:57, 11 December 2020

Nine main groups will be the first to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in Ukraine. Ihor Kuzin, the Acting Head of Public Health Centre of Healthcare Ministry said so as quoted by RBC-Ukraine.

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The first list of risk groups includes employees of the National Police and the National Guard of Ukraine.

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"Most likely, when the vaccine becomes available, they will be vaccinated first along with other groups. In total, there are 9 main groups," Ihor Kuzin said.

Thus, the first to receive the vaccine are:

  • medical workers;
  • military people;
  • social workers;
  • institutions that provide care;
  • elderly people (60+);
  • educators;
  • state security;
  • penitentiary and penal institutions;
  • patients with chronic diseases, regardless of age.

As we reported earlier, Ukraine's Healthcare Ministry announced the beginning of vaccination campaign on March 1. 

On December 4, Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov signed tehcnical documents to get the vaccine from Covid-19 within the COVAX initiative; it's a project by the WHO that aims to supply as much vaccine as possible to poorer countries where governments have fewer chances to cover its own nation's needs. Under the COVAX mechanism, Ukraine should get eight million doses of vaccine. The actual date is yet to be defined - it could be either in late Q1 or early Q2 of 2021.

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