Ukraine has received another batch of the Chinese vaccine / REUTERS

Another 500,000 doses of the Chinese vaccine CoronaVac by Sinovac Biotech have arrived in Ukraine.

This was announced by Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov on Facebook on May 9.

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According to him, the plane with the vaccines landed at Boryspil Airport on Sunday evening.

Ukraine signed a contract for the supply of 1.9 million doses of that vaccine; of them, 1.215 million have already been shipped.

Vaccination in Ukraine

  • On February 24, 2021, Ukraine launched a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
  • The following vaccines are now being used in Ukraine: Covishield (AstraZeneca), a recombinant vector vaccine produced under a license at the Serum Institute of India; CoronaVac, which was developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech; and Comirnaty by Pfizer/BioNTech.