Vaccination with CoronaVac starts in Ukraine today

Source : 112 Ukraine

The first batch of the vaccine in the amount of 215,000 doses has arrived
11:04, 13 April 2021

Ukrainain Embassy in China

The vaccination process of the population against coronavirus with Chinese CoronaVac vaccine produced by Sinovac Biotech starts in Ukraine today, on April 13 as Health Minister Maksym Stepanov stated.

“The Health Ministry has finished all processes of check of the laboratory control of CoronaVac vaccine produced by Sinovac. From today, we start the process of immunization with this vaccine. Ukraine has received the first batch in the volume of 215,000 doses,” Stepanov said.

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In total, according to the minister, Ukraine has contracted 1.9 million doses of this vaccine. Another 1.7 million doses will be delivered soon.

The Health Minister noted that the CoronaVac vaccine will be used for the vaccination of particular groups of population: police officers, people with limited mobility (people with disabilities) who cannot come to the vaccination center and their guardians, the Olympians and Paralympians and teachers who participate in the external independent evaluation.

Related: 24 million adults to be vaccinated in Ukraine until the end of 2021

As we reported, 11,680 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Ukraine. Since the beginning of the pandemic: 1,872,785 people got infected; 1,430,234 patients recovered (+14,019 in 24 hours); 37,758 (+457 in 24 hours) lethal cases reported.

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