Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says by May 20 Ukraine is to get about 500,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine produced by Pfizer.
He made the announcement on a TV channel, the Ukrainian media outlet NV reported.
What is more, later in May, Ukraine should receive 1 million doses of a vaccine produced by Sinovac.
"Today I've met with the owner of Serum Institute [Serum Institute of India, which produces the AstraZeneca vaccine]. He promises that the Indian government will allow exports of vaccines. At least 500,000 doses are expected this month. Another 1.4 million doses of AstraZeneca are expected as part of the COVAX Facility," the minister said.
Ukraine's partners, with whom the country has signed contracts, will "significantly boost supplies" in May-July, which will accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Stepanov added.
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.
- In the past 24 hours as of May 6, 2021, as many as 24,494 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine. Since the beginning of the vaccination campaign, 783,812 people have been vaccinated.
- As of that date, 519,165 people had signed up for the vaccination waiting list.