Photo from UNIAN, by Viacheslav Ratynsky

Since the launch of a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Ukraine, 17,037 people have received their first shot of the Covishield vaccine.

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Number of vaccinations per region in the past day:

  • 470 in Donetsk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);
  • 140 in Ternopil region;
  • 120 in Luhansk region (Ukrainian-controlled districts);
  • 110 in Kyiv region;
  • 100 in Cherkasy region;
  • 60 in Odesa region;
  • 50 in Dnipropetrovsk region;
  • 40 in Kirovohrad region;
  • 40 in Lviv region;
  • 30 in Zakarpattia region;
  • 30 in Zaporizhia region;
  • 30 in Rivne region;
  • 30 in Chernihiv region;
  • 20 in Kherson region; and
  • 9 in Mykolaiv region.

The highest number of vaccine shots so far has been administered in Donetsk region (1,940).

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.