There are enough vaccines in Ukraine for the prevention of COVID-19 and a full course of vaccination, as well as for the introduction of a booster dose, Health Minister Viktor Liashko has said.
“Vaccination points and mass vaccination centers are open [except for January 7 – a day off]. There is a vaccine in Ukraine – for the first and second vaccinations, as well as for the introduction of additional and booster doses,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
According to the minister, only three regions of Ukraine have overcome the 50% threshold of the fully vaccinated adult population: Kyiv city (73%), Kyiv (55%) and Poltava (51%) regions.
At the same time, Liashko predicts an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
“The healthcare system is preparing for another increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Ukraine,” he said.
As reported, Liashko on Thursday signed an order on the introduction of a booster dose for all vaccinated Ukrainians over 18 years old.
The number of adult Ukrainians vaccinated against COVID-19 will soon exceed 50%, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said.
“In the near future, 50% of adult Ukrainians will receive vaccinations. There are enough vaccines for everyone to be vaccinated. Since the beginning of the year, 40 million doses of vaccines have been delivered to Ukraine,” he said, opening a government meeting on Wednesday.
The Cabinet of Ministers has spent more than UAH 35 billion to finance the fight against COVID-19, Shmyhal said.
He added that in 2022 Ukraine would also be provided with a sufficient amount of vaccines against COVID-19.
Payment of assistance in UAH 1,000 to vaccinated Ukrainians is provided within the framework of the eSupport budget program and is not included in the total monthly or annual income of a taxpayer, that is, it is not subject to the personal income tax and the military fee, the Ministry of Finance said on the website.
“Since payment of a benefit is carried out under the eSupport budget program, as well as at the expense of funds provided in the state budget for the corresponding year, the amount of such assistance is not included in the total monthly [annual] taxable income of a taxpayer, that is, it is not subject to the personal income tax,” the ministry said on Monday.
The taxation of income of individuals is regulated by Section IV of the Tax Code of Ukraine. According to Subparagraph 165.1.1 of the Code, the total monthly (annual) taxable income of a taxpayer does not include, in particular, the amount of state and social material assistance, state assistance. And in the final provisions of the Code it is indicated that such income is exempt from tax levy, which, according to Section IV of the Tax Code, is not included in the total taxable income of individuals, the Ministry of Finance explained.
Some 100 offline support centers are planned to be opened in Ukraine to provide assistance in receiving UAH 1,000 for vaccinations, head of the Servant of the People party Olena Shuliak said.
“The bill, which was adopted at the first reading on the allocation of UAH 3 billion this year for the so-called ‘UAH 1,000’ for vaccinated Ukrainians, now suggests that this amount will be increased to UAH 8 billion […]. In order to start a program to pay this UAH 1,000, some 100 offline support centers will operate, where assistance will be provided to citizens so that they could receive this UAH 1,000,” Shuliak told journalists on the sidelines of parliament on Thursday.
She also said that this UAH 1,000 is not taxed and does not affect the amount of the subsidy.
Ukraine has registered 14,325 new cases of COVID-19, as well as 29,044 recoveries and 595 deaths in the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian Health Ministry said on Wednesday. “Over 13 million people have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine! Since the beginning of vaccination for COVID-19, more than 23 million shots have been administered in Ukraine. Over the past day, November 23, Ukraine has recorded 14,325 new cases of COVID-19 (including 1,183 children and 287 medical workers), while 286,121 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19, among them 86,299 who received their first shot and 199,822 who have completed their vaccination. In the past 24 hours, 4,077 people have been hospitalized, 595 have died, and 29,044 have recovered,” the ministry said on Telegram.Since the beginning of the pandemic, Ukraine has seen a total of 3,367,461 coronavirus infections, including 2,825,641 recoveries and 82,913 deaths.As of this date, 13,000,634 people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in Ukraine, including 13,000,632 who have received the first shot and 10,225,182 who have been fully vaccinated. As many as 23,225,814 shots have been administered to date.
Ukrainian citizens who have received a full course of vaccination against coronavirus infection COVID-19 will be able to enter Ireland if they have supporting documents, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said.“Ireland has become the ninth EU country left open for travel by Ukrainians. The conditions are full vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative PCR test. You still need to have a visa to travel to Ireland,” Kuleba wrote on Twitter.All conditions of entry are available on the website of the Consular Service of Ukraine at: https://tripadvisor.mfa.gov.