Vaccination in Kyiv may become compulsory. This opinion was expressed by Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko.
"We do not want to force mandatory vaccinations, but let's move on to the fact that if you want to travel by public transport, you will not be able to do it without vaccination. If you want to go to public institutions, you will not be able to do it without vaccination. It’s as compulsory, but it’s taking care of the most valuable thing - people's health," Klitschko said.
The mayor noted that if residents of the capital want to travel freely in public transport or enter a public institution, they need to be vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Healthcare is considering coronavirus vaccination for children 12 years of age and adolescents, Health Minister Viktor Lyashko announced on Ukraine 24 TV channel.
“The issue [of vaccination] is being considered. Today, vaccine manufacturers have allowed the use of the vaccine from the age of 12, some even earlier. Today, the highest number of ill people are adults and the highest number of deaths is among people over 60. Until we vaccinate at least 50-70% of the adult population, it is too early to start mass vaccination of teenagers,” Lyashko said.