REUTERS

Ukraine has approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac.

This was reported by Reuters with reference to the health ministry.

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Ukrainian pharmaceutical company Lekhim – one of Sinovac's  partners – has an agreement with the manufacturer to deliver 5 million doses of the vaccine in Ukraine, including 1.9 million via a state procurement scheme.

Vaccination campaign in Ukraine

  • Ukraine started COVID-19 vaccinations on February 24, 2021, but only 19,118 first shots had been given by March 9.
  • The first stage of the vaccination campaign covers healthcare workers handling COVID-19 patients, ambulance crews, lab personnel, the military in Donbas.
  • Ukraine uses the Indian-produced Covishield vaccine.