Yesterday in Ukraine the online service of registration for the vaccination against COVID-19 triggered. Almost 45,000 Ukrainians have already expressed a desire to be vaccinated, using a previous record. The Minister of Health of Ukraine Maxym Stepanov told about it during the briefing.
5,280 people signed up through vaccination.covid19.gov.ua portal; through the contact center of the Ministry of Health - 671 people; through the Diia portal - 38,531 people.
"These figures are eloquent evidence of the readiness of Ukrainians for immunization and their trust in the healthcare system as well as the plans of the Ministry of Health to overcome COVID," stressed Maxym Stepanov.
According to the Minister, more than 1,700 vaccinations have been performed in the past 24 hours. In total, since the beginning of the campaign - almost 5,000. Vaccination is based on the cascade principle, which involves increasing the number of mobile groups and vaccination points with each subsequent stage of the vaccination campaign. The strategic goal of the Ministry of Health is to reach as many people as possible with vaccination in the shortest terms possible.
"COVID is an enemy we have been at war with for a year. We are protected from it by doctors - our heroes, who have become a living shield between us and the infection. But this infection is insidious and can claim the lives of even 30-40-year-olds. We have a vaccine that is able to protect against this virus because by getting vaccinated, you will either not get sick at all or have an illness in a slight way. You will definitely live. That is why it is very important that Ukrainians continue to be vaccinated," the Minister of Health stressed.
It should be noted that one can sign up for the vaccination in three ways:
The first stage of the vaccination campaign is currently underway, during which vaccinations are given to physicians working with COVID-19 patients, ambulance brigades, staff of laboratories testing for COVID-19, residents and staff of homes for the elderly, and military personnel in Joint Forces Operation areas.