The process of immunization of Ukrainians with the COVID-19 vaccine will begin in February and in the coming weeks, Ukraine will receive Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced during a regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on February 3.
"We are talking about 117,000 doses of the vaccine under the COVAX program, which will be used primarily to vaccinate doctors who are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus," said the Head of Government.
Denys Shmyhal stressed that this batch of doses of vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech is just the beginning, and in February - early March, much larger deliveries are expected.
"Only an effective and safe vaccine that has passed all the necessary clinical trials and is approved in other developed countries will be delivered to us. I assure you that everyone who wants to get a free and safe vaccine will be given this opportunity in accordance with the national vaccination plan," the Prime Minister stressed.
The Head of Government noted that the infrastructure for the organization of the immunization process has already been prepared and will be deployed gradually.
"In total, there will be half a thousand mobile vaccination teams operating in Ukraine. The first 50 will start working this month in all regions of the country. In addition, at the initial stage, 1,500 vaccination rooms and 50 centers will be deployed in major cities," said Denys Shmyhal.
In total, according to the Prime Minister, there will be operating more than 4,000 vaccination offices across the country.