Pharmaceutical company Lekhim (Kyiv) as an official representative of the Chinese vaccine manufacturer Sinovac Biotech plans to transfer the first batch of the Chinese CoronaVac vaccine against coronavirus (COVID-19) disease to state-owned enterprise Medical Procurement of Ukraine after the completion of laboratory control on Saturday.
“The laboratory control ends tomorrow. We have no result yet, it will be tomorrow, and tomorrow we will deliver the vaccine to the Medical Procurement of Ukraine. This issue has already been settled, they confirmed the delivery address,” the company told Interfax-Ukraine on Friday.
Lekhim said that the Medical Procurement of Ukraine will be engaged in further delivery of the vaccine.
In addition, the company confirmed negotiations to extend the contract with Sinovac by another 5 million doses.
“The issue of increasing the volume of contact has been discussed, but there is still no concrete answer from the Chinese side. We expect information from them next week, but the already purchased 1.9 million doses should be delivered, although the terms are constantly shifting,” the company said.
As reported, on April 8, the Medical Procurement of Ukraine confirmed to Lekhim its readiness to accept the supply of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Sinovac Biotech Ltd. under a procurement agreement for the national budget’s funds.