The vaccination of the population against COVID-19 in Ukraine is gaining momentum. This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in his opening remarks at the Government meeting on June 16. The PM reminded that more than 50 vaccination centers across the country have already been opened this weekend. Approximately 50,000 inoculations are given daily.
"I urge local authorities, in particular, the Kyiv administration, to analyze the capabilities of the system and to ensure the operation of mass vaccination centers in the next weekend as usual. We need to increase the number of centers and vaccinate as many people as possible. Holidays should not be an obstacle to this," Denys Shmyhal stressed.
The Prime Minister noted that there is a tendency to increase the number of people who want and are ready to be vaccinated. In general, according to the Head of Government, Ukraine has agreed to supply more than 40 million doses of the vaccine this year. During the meeting, the Government passed a draft law proposing to allocate UAH 1.4 billion for a program to combat coronavirus disease, including the purchase of vaccines.
"Part of the deliveries under contracts have already been paid, and for the other part we make an advance payment. In order to avoid any funding problems, the Government proposes to allocate additional funds. They will be allocated to the Special Fund of the budget from customs clearance of cars with foreign registration. The corresponding procedure of preferential customs clearance came into force yesterday. Those who use it will clearly understand that these funds were used to fight the pandemic," the Prime Minister underlined.
Apart from that, the Government has adopted a decision that will allow family physicians to issue a certificate certifying a complete course of vaccination against COVID-19. According to Denys Shmyhal, this should simplify the procedure for obtaining documents.