Zelensky vaccinated with Covishield during visit to Luhansk region

Zelensky vaccinated with Covishield during visit to Luhansk region

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been vaccinated against coronavirus.

He was vaccinated with the Covishield vaccine during a working visit to the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Luhansk region on March 2.

"I got vaccinated against COVID-19. I did this on the frontline with our soldiers as Supreme Commander-in-Chief. The same Oxford/AstraZeneca (Covishield) from India, which was delivered first to Ukraine and received by millions of people in the world. Vaccine will let us live without restrictions again," Zelensky tweeted.

The president's spokesperson Iuliia Mendel told Ukrinform that the head of state had been vaccinated at a military hospital in Severodonetsk together with the military.

As Ukrinform reported, on March 1, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov was vaccinated against coronavirus at the Oleksandrivska Clinical Hospital in Kyiv.

Vaccination against coronavirus in Ukraine started on February 24.

On February 23, 500,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccine, purchased at the expense of the state budget, were delivered to Ukraine.

In addition, the Ministry of Health expects to receive another 1.5 million doses of the Covishield vaccine by March 31. In early March, 117,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are expected to be delivered to Ukraine as part of the global COVAX Facility.


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