“As of the beginning of August, 25 candidate vaccines against COVID are already being clinically tested. And six of them are nearing the final stage, are now in the third clinical stage, the results of which we expect by the end of the year. Serial production should begin, we hope, in early 2021. And vaccines should appear, including in Ukraine – to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease, “- said Lyashko during an online briefing on Tuesday, August 4, said.Radio Liberty».
He also said that on August 3, Ukraine received confirmation from the COVAX initiative, created for rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines in the world, and in cooperation with this international mechanism can count on receiving about 8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for risk groups. Under this mechanism, each country that is a member and has been granted the right to apply for this assistance will receive vaccines to cover about 20% of the population with vaccinations, Lyashko added.
“For Ukraine, this is projected at about eight million doses. This is the vaccine that is guaranteed to arrive in Ukraine in different volumes. And it can be either free or at a special price, “said the chief sanitary doctor. We will remind, earlier he spoke about the Chinese vaccine which will cost about 500 UAH and will demand double introduction.
At the same time, the Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry of Health are negotiating with manufacturers and governments of other countries so that, in addition to these 20%, Ukraine has the opportunity to purchase additional vaccines for budget funds at other, non-special prices, Lyashko said.
“We also work with manufacturers to ensure that they are further registered in Ukraine. And businesses that want to protect their employees, in order to prevent mass outbreaks in enterprises, could also buy and vaccinate their employees, “- said the chief sanitary doctor.
We will remind, in Ukraine since the beginning of epidemic of Covid-19, that is since March 3, as of August 4 recorded 74219 cases of COVID-19, 1061 of which – for the previous day. 40,613 people recovered, 1,764 died (26 of them in the previous day).
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