Health Ministry: 9,840 people vaccinated against COVID-19 in past day

Health Ministry: 9,840 people vaccinated against COVID-19 in past day

On March 16, 9,840 people received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Ukraine, according to data provided by the Health Ministry.

“Over the past day, 9,840 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine. In particular, people vaccinated with first dose - 9,840, fully vaccinated people (received 2 doses) - 1,” the Health Ministry wrote on its Telegram Channel.

The Health Ministry clarified that the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was given to a doctor who worked under contract in the Republic of Maldives, where she received her first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine (Covishield).

Since the start of the vaccination campaign, 71 923 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine.

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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