Ukraine to receive 367,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine this week - Shmyhal

Ukraine to receive 367,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine this week - Shmyhal

This week Ukraine expects to receive a batch of 367,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which will arrive under the COVAX initiative.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said this at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Last week we received 117,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, this week 367,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are to arrive in Ukraine. That is, the total number of vaccines delivered by the end of the week will exceed 1.1 million doses,” said Shmyhal.

He added that the supplies of the coronavirus vaccines are expected to grow in May, which will accelerate the vaccination campaign.

As reported, on April 20, 15,042 people in Ukraine were vaccinated against COVID-19. Since the beginning of the vaccination campaign, 477,833 people have been vaccinated, including five people that have been fully vaccinated after receiving two doses.

Ukraine began vaccinating the population against coronavirus on February 24.

On February 23, a batch of 500,000 doses of the COVID-19 Covishield vaccine, developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, arrived in Ukraine.

The first batch of a COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine was delivered in Ukraine on March 25, and its use began on April 13.

On April 16, Ukraine received the first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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