More than 62,000 people in Ukraine receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

More than 62,000 people in Ukraine receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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As many as 62,083 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Ukraine, according to data published on the Vaccination against COVID-19 portal of the Health Ministry.

“Over the past day, 8,928 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine. In particular, people vaccinated with one dose - 8,928, fully vaccinated people (received 2 doses) - 0,” reads the report.

On March 15, 193 mobile immunization teams operated across the country to conduct vaccination. The highest vaccination rate was recorded in Poltava region - 690 injections. Since the start of the vaccination campaign in Ukraine, the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate has been registered in Donetsk region – 5,644.

As reported by Ukrinform, on February 24, 2021, Ukraine launched the coronavirus vaccination campaign. In the first phase to receive the vaccine are medical staff from COVID-19 hospitals, ambulance brigades, employees of COVID-19 testing laboratories, residents and staff of nursing homes and the military at the frontline. All vaccinations are voluntary and free.

As of today, Ukraine has received 500,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccine, purchased at the expense of the state budget.

The Health Ministry expects to receive another 1.5 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine by March 31. As many as, 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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