Ukraine is negotiating with the developers of the COVID-19 vaccine to supply it as soon as it appears on the market.
This was announced at a briefing on Sunday, August 2, by the Minister of Health Maxim Stepanov.
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“We are actively pursuing a policy of agreement on the supply of vaccines to Ukraine as soon as they appear, with all, practically without exception, companies or alliances that have already advanced far and can produce a vaccine in the near future. We want Ukraine to be one of the first to be provided vaccines, “he said.
At the same time, the head of the Ministry of Health recalled that 4 clinical trials of drugs that can be used in the symptomatic treatment of coronavirus have been registered in Ukraine.
According to the minister, the department monitors global trends in the treatment of coronavirus disease, and, if necessary, introduces the necessary drugs into the national protocol for the treatment of COVID-19.
As reported, as of August 2, 72 thousand 168 cases of COVID-19 were laboratory confirmed in Ukraine, of which 1112 per day.
At the same time, 16 people died per day, in total since the beginning of the pandemic – 1725. 235 patients recovered per day, since the beginning of the pandemic – 39 thousand 543.
We will remind, Ukraine participates in the program of the World Health Organization (WHO) on global access to vaccine against coronavirus.
Earlier, Viktor Lyashko stated that in Ukraine received the first commercial offer to purchase a vaccine in Japan, which is now in the third and final stage of testing.