On March 22, new target groups from the second stage of the COVID-19 Vaccination Roadmap will be included in the immunoprophylaxis campaign.
During this stage, it is planned to vaccinate about 70,000 primary care workers. The first to be vaccinated will be primary care workers, including family doctors and their assistants. Vaccination will take place on a new platform - in fixed (temporary or permanent) vaccination points.
As of March 22, 565 such COVID-19 vaccination points will be opened for immunization of healthcare employees.
Fixed vaccination centers will operate in healthcare facilities. To ensure safe vaccination, these vaccination rooms are equipped in accordance with the requirements of infection control and provided with the required number of doses of vaccine. The doctors working in those points have been trained accordingly. In several regions, such offices have been operating in a pilot mode since March 19.
From March 29, more than 2,500 vaccination points will be opened for immunization, which will start operating if a new batch of vaccines is received. As soon as a new batch of vaccines arrives, people over the age of 80 who will also be vaccinated in the second stage of the roadmap will get vaccines.
Also, from March 29, it is planned to vaccinate people over the age of 80 who have previously signed up for the waiting list in the Diia application or through the call center of the Ministry of Health 0 800 60 20 19.
Previously, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine recommended that mobile immunization teams involve organized teams from the second stage of vaccination against COVID-19, including all healthcare facilities (public and private, including pharmacies).
It will be recalled that people from priority groups can sign up for the waiting list for vaccination using the Diia application or the portal or the Ministry of Health call center 0 800 60 20 19. People over 80 can already sign up for vaccination with family doctors.
Covishield/AstraZeneca vaccine produced by the Indian Serum Institute is currently being used for immunization in Ukraine, with 500,000 doses purchased at public expense. This vaccine is effective and safe. It has been approved by the World Health Organization, the United Kingdom, the European Union, India and Canada.
All vaccinations against COVID-19 are voluntary and free of charge.
One can get reliable information about vaccination against COVID-19 on the website vaccination.covid19.gov.ua and by calling the call center of the Ministry of Health 0 800 60 20 19.