Almost 12,500 Ukrainians vaccinated against COVID-19 since launch of campaign /

Since the launch of a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Ukraine, 12,481 people have received their first shot of the Covishield vaccine.

Some 2,913 people got vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine on Thursday, March 4, alone, according to the Ukrainian Health Ministry's Coronavirus_info channel on Telegram.

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  • 280 in Dnipropetrovsk region;
  • 270 in Donetsk region;
  • 230 in Ternopil region;
  • 210 in Vinnytsia region;
  • 210 in Mykolaiv region;
  • 160 in Kyiv region;
  • 147 in Luhansk region;
  • 140 in Odesa region;
  • 110 in Khmelnytsky region;
  • 100 in Kharkiv region;
  • 99 in Ivano-Frankivsk region;
  • 90 in Kirovohrad region;
  • 80 in Zakarpattia region;
  • 80 in Lviv region;
  • 80 in the city of Kyiv;
  • 80 in Chernihiv region;
  • 70 in Zhytomyr region;
  • 70 in Poltava region;
  • 70 in Rivne region;
  • 70 in Sumy region;
  • 70 in Kherson region;
  • 70 in Cherkasy region;
  • 60 in Volyn region;
  • 50 in Zaporizhia region;
  • 17 in Chernivtsi region.

The highest number of vaccine shots so far has been administered in Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk regions (1,110 each).

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Vaccination in Ukraine

  • On February 24, 2021, Ukraine launched a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign. An emergency room doctor in Cherkasy region was the first who got vaccinated.
  • Ukraine uses the Covishield vaccine, which was developed by the University of Oxford in partnership with the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca. It is produced in India under a licensing agreement.
  • Ukraine has received 500,000 doses of the vaccine so far.
  • The vaccination campaign in Ukraine was originally expected to start with the use of a vaccine produced by Pfizer/BioNTech, which Ukraine was supposed to receive during the first wave of distribution under the global COVAX Facility. The supply of 117,000 doses of that vaccine to Ukraine has been booked.