09:27 26 Jan 2021

Ukraine expecting first 200,000 doses of COVAX vaccine

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Ukraine expects the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine from the global COVAX fund in the amount of 200,000 doses soon.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal stated this on the air of "Svoboda Slova" on ICTV.

"Vaccination will begin in February. Ukraine will soon receive 1 million doses of the vaccine … Now we expect the first delivery from COVAX in the amount of 200,000 doses to start immediate first wave vaccination," the prime minister said.

He stressed that the vaccine would be enough for everyone who wanted to get vaccinated this year.

"Today we have contracts for over 30 million doses to be signed and signed, so all the lines according to a clear vaccination plan will be observed, all the infrastructure is prepared," Shmyhal said.

He added that in Ukraine, there would be both free and paid vaccination against coronavirus.

"The national plan provides for 5 stages of vaccination, mandatory for doctors, for service people serving on the front lines. The second stage also includes the military of the Armed Forces, the National Police, all risk groups. It will also be possible to get vaccinated for a fee in the companies that will deliver the vaccine," the head of government said.

According to him, the plan provides for the vaccination of 50% of the population during 2021-2022.

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