Almost 18,000 Ukrainians vaccinated against COVID-19 in past day / REUTERS

Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said 17,939 people got vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine on Friday, March 26.

All 17,939 people received their first shot of the vaccine. In total, 192,264 people have received their first shot of the vaccine since the launch of a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Ukraine, while one person has already received two shots of the CoviShield vaccine to complete the vaccination course, the minister wrote on Facebook.

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In the past day, most vaccinations were recorded in the city of Kyiv (1,650), Dnipropetrovsk regions (1,320), Kherson region (1,190), Kyiv region (1,170), Sumy region (1,080), and Lviv region (1,060).

At the same time, 356,308 Ukrainians have signed up for the COVID-19 vaccination waiting list.

Vaccination in Ukraine

  • On February 24, 2021, Ukraine launched a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Doctors who treat COVID-19 patients, ambulance teams, laboratory personal involved in COVID-19 testing, residents and staff of nursing homes, as well as military personnel in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) zone in Donbas are to be vaccinated at the first stage.
  • On March 25, the vaccination campaign began at the Main Command Center of Ukraine's Armed Forces.
  • All vaccinations are voluntary and free.
  • Today, the vaccination campaign is underway in Ukraine with CoviShield (AstraZeneca), a recombinant vector vaccine produced under license at Serum Institute of India.