REUTERS

The pace of COVID-19 vaccination had accelerated in Ukraine in the past 24 hours as of March 10, 2021, since 4,362 people got vaccinated against COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 9, alone, against 1,171 reported a day earlier.

Since the launch of a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the country, 23,480 people have received their first shot of the Covishield vaccine, according to the Ukrainian Health Ministry's Coronavirus_info channel on Telegram.

Most vaccine shots so far have been administered in Donetsk region (3,134), while the least – in Sumy region (430).

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 phase.

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Today, the vaccination campaign is underway in Ukraine with CoviShield (AstraZeneca), a recombinant vector vaccine produced under license at the Serum Institute of India.

A complete immunization requires two doses of the vaccine 28 days apart.