Ukraine receives almost 3M doses of Moderna vaccine
Ukrinform reports this with a reference to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine.
“So far, 11 million Ukrainians have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Today, vaccination is primarily the responsibility of everyone to themselves and others. The state has done everything to ensure that Ukrainians have the opportunity to be vaccinated and even choose vaccines. Moderna is the fourth vaccine available in Ukraine for vaccination against COVID-19,” Ukrainian Health Minister Viktor Liashko said.
According to the latest UNICEF survey, 42% of Ukrainians who have not been vaccinated yet are ready to get vaccinated.
“In contrast, vaccinated people are 5 times less likely to become infected and have more than 10 times lower risk of hospitalization than those unvaccinated. Please get protection now,” said Murat Sahin, UNICEF Representative in Ukraine.
Ukraine receives vaccines under the COVAX Facility free of charge. In Ukraine, in-country storage and logistics of shipments of mRNA vaccines from COVAX, in accordance with the correct cold chain requirements, are provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Overall, together with the newest supply, UNICEF has delivered 7,415,810 doses of vaccines by various manufacturers (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Sinovac) as part of COVAX.
COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, is co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi), and the World Health Organization (WHO) – working in partnership with UNICEF as key implementing partner, as well as civil society organizations, vaccine manufacturers, governments of US, UK, European Union, World Bank, and others.
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