Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has had his COVID-19 vaccine shot.
The relevant photo was posted on the president's Twitter channel.
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Earlier, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said the Ukrainian president would get his shot of the Covishield vaccine done in public to prove its quality.
Vaccination in Ukraine
- On February 22, 2021, the Ukrainian Health Ministry registered the Oxford/AstraZeneca (Covishield) COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.
- The vaccine was developed by the University of Oxford in partnership with the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca. The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and authorized by the UK, the European Union, and India.
- On February 23, the first batch of the Covishield vaccine arrived in Ukraine.
- On February 24, Ukraine launched a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign.