Ukraine to receive 117,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine in May – Stepanov

Ukraine to receive 117,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine in May – Stepanov

Ukraine will receive 117,000 doses of the American Pfizer vaccine in May, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said.

He said this during the Pravo na Vladu (Right to Power) talk show on the 1+1 TV channel on Thursday evening, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"According to the latest data, Ukraine will receive the first 117,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on May 14-15," Stepanov said.

He also added that the first doses of the vaccine will be sent to specialized nursing homes and social workers who work there.

As Ukrinform reported, on April 6, Ukraine signed an agreement with the American pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer for the supply of 10 million doses of coronavirus vaccine. Delivery will take place throughout the year.

The coronavirus vaccination campaign in Ukraine started on February 24.

According to Ukraine’s national vaccination plan, vaccination is voluntary and includes five stages. Medical personnel working in hospitals designated for treatment of COVID-19 patients are among those offered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as workers of mobile teams that carry out coronavirus vaccination.

Ukraine recorded 19,676 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,823,674.


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