“During the visit, an agreement was reached on receiving 1.2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Poland,” Shmyhal said at a government meeting on February 17, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.
The prime minister also said that Ukraine will become a participant in a new programme worth over EUR 40 million, launched by the European Union in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to ensure readiness and preparedness for safe and effective vaccination of the population.
In addition, he said that during a meeting with President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Werner Hoyer, an agreement was reached on the allocation of EUR 50 million for the purchase of vaccines and modern refrigeration equipment for vaccination centers.
As reported, Ukraine will receive 8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine within the framework of the COVAX Facility, in particular 117,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and from 2.2 million to 3.7 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine during the first and second quarters.
The Ministry of Health plans to start a COVID-19 vaccination campaign in February 2021. The ministry plans to vaccinate 50% of the population of Ukraine in 2021-2022.
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