Over the past day, on July 16, more than 111,000 people were vaccinated against coronavirus in Ukraine, more than 4 million vaccinations have been made since the beginning of the vaccination campaign, the press service of the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.
“More than 4 million vaccinations have been carried out since the beginning of vaccination! Some 111,150 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 per day on July 16, 2021. One dose was received by 65,226 people, while 45,924 people were fully immunized,” the message published on the Telegram says.
The Ministry of Health has begun using Pfizer-BioNTech’s Comirnaty vaccine against COVID-19 at mass vaccination centers.
According to the Ministry of Health, this vaccine will be available to everyone with a priority for the elderly and people with concomitant diseases.
“Until the end of July, Ukraine will receive 1 million doses of the Comirnaty/Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19, so the Ministry of Health decided to make this vaccine available to the general public,” the vaccination coordination center said.
At the same time, the Ministry of Health notes that up to 2,000 vaccination points operate daily in Ukraine, where they use the CoronaVac vaccine by Sinovac Biotech, which is supplied in single-dose vials and does not require ultra-low storage temperatures.
“All vaccines used by Ukraine are approved by the WHO [World Health Organization]. According to recent studies, the CoronaVac vaccine by Sinovac Biotech has demonstrated an efficiency of 83.5% in preventing symptomatic diseases of COVID-19 and 100% efficiency in preventing hospitalization and death,” the ministry’s press service said, citing Deputy Minister of Health, Chief State Sanitary Doctor Ihor Kuzin.
As of July 12, Ukraine has already received more than 5.6 million doses of various vaccines, in particular 2.4 million doses of CoronaVac/Sinovac, almost 1.7 million doses of Comirnaty/Pfizer, and almost 1.6 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from various manufacturers.
Mass vaccination centers, which will be located in Brovary and Bila Tserkva, will start working in Kyiv region next weekend, the press service of the Kyiv regional state administration reported on Tuesday.
It is said that vaccination centers will work on weekends. The citizens who are on the waiting list for vaccination against COVID-19 in the Diia application, on the Diia website or through the contact center of the Ministry of Health, will be able to receive vaccinations there.
“Only those people, were previously invited for vaccination by a phone call, will be vaccinated. Priority will be given to the elderly,” the message says.
It is reported that vaccination in such centers will take place in compliance with all sanitary and anti-epidemic requirements.
To do this, they provide separate places for entering data, conducting vaccinations and waiting after vaccination.
As reported, over the past weekend, in 14 vaccination centers opened in Odesa, Kyiv, Lviv, Ternopil, Dnipro, Poltava, Rivne, Izmail, Kremenchuk, Lubny, Myrhorod and Horishni Plavni, 15,025 people were vaccinated against COVID-19.
Vaccination centers were opened in Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa during May 29-30, where local residents can get vaccinated.
According to the press service of the Kyiv City State Administration, 3,467 people were vaccinated at the COVID-19 vaccination center created on the basis of the International Exhibition Center in the capital. In particular, 2,072 people received vaccinations on Sunday.
“Today the number of people wishing to get vaccinated was extremely large. For me, this is an evidence of the awareness and consciousness of people. Such a willingness to be vaccinated gives hope that with the availability of vaccines we will be able to overcome the pandemic in the country and in the world as a whole,” first deputy head of the Kyiv City State Administration Mykola Povoroznyk said.
As reported, the residents of Kyiv who registered in the Diia application were vaccinated with the CoronaVac vaccine. Some 16 teams worked at the Vaccination Center. The vaccination team included a registrar, a doctor and a nurse, who underwent special training.
“All conditions have been created here for a safe vaccination process, and an ambulance team is on duty to provide emergency medical assistance, if any,” the message says.
In Lviv, a vaccination center was created on the basis of the Lviv Arena, which will work next weekend.
According to head of the Lviv Regional State Administration Maksym Kozytsky, 1,041 local residents were vaccinated in two days.
“Lviv region is the leader in terms of vaccination rates, today almost 78,000 people were vaccinated and protected themselves from the coronavirus,” Kozytsky wrote on his Facebook page.
He reported that the entrance to the center is free. Also, if additional vaccine is available, the possibility of deploying such centers in other districts of the city will be considered, which will be announced additionally.
Another COVID-19 vaccination center was opened in Odesa on the territory of the stadium of the National University Odesa Law Academy, which will work from 0900 to 1700.