Some 1,764 people got vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine on March 1 / REUTERS

Since the launch of a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Ukraine, 4,905 people have received their first shot of the Covishield vaccine.

Some 1,764 people got vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine on Monday, March 1, alone, according to the Ukrainian Health Ministry's Coronavirus_info channel on Telegram.

Read alsoHealth minister gets vaccinated against COVID-19Number of vaccinations per region in the past day:

  • 180 in Donetsk region;
  • 109 in Zhytomyr region;
  • 100 in Chernihiv region;
  • 100 in Poltava region;
  • 100 in Volyn region;
  • 90 in Kherson region;
  • 80 in Ternopil region;
  • 80 in Mykolaiv region;
  • 79 in Chernivtsi region;
  • 70 in the city of Kyiv;
  • 70 in Lviv region;
  • 70 in Luhansk region;
  • 70 in Kirovohrad region;
  • 70 in Dnipropetrovsk region;
  • 60 in Zaporizhia region;
  • 60 in Sumy region;
  • 60 in Odesa region;
  • 60 in Kharkiv region;
  • 50 in Kyiv region;
  • 40 in Vinnytsia region;
  • 40 in Khmelnytsky region;
  • 40 in Cherkasy region;
  • 36 in Ivano-Frankivsk region;
  • 30 in Zakarpattia region;
  • 20 in Rivne region.

The largest number of vaccine shots as of now has been administered in Donetsk region (400 people).

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.