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DOMESTIC PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS IN TALKS TO LOCALIZE PRODUCTION OF INFLUENZA VACCINES IN UKRAINE

Domestic pharmaceutical manufacturers are negotiating to localize the production of influenza vaccines in Ukraine, the vaccine will be presented on the market in the first quarter of 2022, Deputy Minister of Health, Chief State Sanitary Doctor Ihor Kuzin said in an online interview with medical expert of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine Kateryna Bulavinova.
“Ukrainian pharmaceutical manufacturers are negotiating to localize the production of influenza vaccines in Ukraine. It will be a tri- or quadrivalent vaccine in monodose syringes. We hope that such a vaccine will be available on the market during the first quarter of 2022,” he said.
Kuzin noted that it is also planned to purchase about 1 million doses of the vaccine.
“According to forecasts, we will have the same influenza epidemic season as last year. Since June we have been working with vaccine manufacturers and the pharmaceutical sector. Negotiations are underway to transfer a free vaccine to vaccinate health workers within the humanitarian aid framework. The amount of vaccine that will be supplied to the country for the pharmacy network will be slightly more than last year – about 1 million doses,” the deputy minister said.

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FIRST BATCH OF INFLUENZA VACCINES PRODUCED BY SANOFI PASTEUR (FRANCE) AND GREEN CROSS CORPORATION (KOREA) ARRIVE TO UKRAINE

The first batch of influenza vaccines produced by Sanofi Pasteur (France) and Green Cross Corporation (Korea) in the amount of 103,55 dosages were delivered to Ukraine, the press service of the Public Health Center of Ukraine reported on Facebook.
According to the report, vaccines are currently at the stage of quality and safety control.
The approximate deadline for state quality control is October 1, 2019, after which the vaccines will be sold.
In general, Ukraine is to accept 500,000 of dosages of vaccines for influenza immunoprophylaxis.

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