Kuzin: Unvaccinated account for 98% of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ukraine

Kuzin: Unvaccinated account for 98% of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ukraine

Some 98.1% of those hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ukraine in the past three months were not vaccinated, Deputy Minister of Health, Chief State Sanitary Doctor Ihor Kuzin has said.

"According to the Electronic Health Care System, almost all of those hospitalized due to severe disease or complications from COVID-19 in Ukraine over the past three months were not vaccinated. If you want to protect yourself from severe disease, hospitalization and death, get the shot today," the Ukrainian Health Ministry's press service quoted Kuzin as saying.

He added that now the epidemic is deteriorating rapidly, with the number of new daily COVID-19 cases doubling over the past week from 3,300 on Monday, September 13, to more than 6,000 on Friday, September 17.

According to him, at the highest risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19 are people over 60 years, people with comorbidities such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and those who are in daily contact with large crowds of people, including doctors, educators, social workers, and government officials.

Some 36,029 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 in Ukraine on September 19, with more than 6,304,016 people receiving their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2021 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: