The Ministry of Health of Ukraine, within the framework of the Gavi COVAX Global Initiative, will receive the first 117,000 Pfizer coronavirus vaccines in February and will start a national vaccination campaign in a timely manner. Deputy Minister of Health for European Integration Ihor Ivaschenko announced this during a briefing, The Journalist reported with reference to the press center of the Ministry of Health.
“The list of GAVI COVAX vaccines to be provided now includes Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Novavax, Moderna and Curevac. Since April, COVAX expects an increase in the volume of vaccine and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine also expresses interest in continuing this partnership,” said the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health.
To ensure that the purchase and delivery of the vaccine is timely, Ukraine will sign an additional package of documentation on safety systems (import license) and liability based on Ukrainian and international legislation with Pfizer.
“The Ministry of Health of Ukraine will keep in touch with COVAX throughout the entire vaccination process in order to be an integral part of the international community of the alliance member states that received above vaccines, share experiences, and jointly develop an effective mechanism for each stage of vaccination,” he said.
January 30, 2021, the Minister of Health of Ukraine said that the next delivery of the vaccine under the COVAX initiative will take place from mid-February to the end of the second quarter of 2021. During the second delivery, Ukraine will receive from 2.2 million to 3.7 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines.