Over the two days since the start of the vaccination campaign in Ukraine, 1,338 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19. These are doctors working with coronavirus patients and the military in the area of Joint Forces Operation (JFO). Such data were announced during a briefing by the Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine - Chief State Sanitary Doctor Viktor Liashko.
"A plane with the vaccines landed on Tuesday, and on Thursday in each of the regions of Ukraine, as well as in the area of the Joint Forces Operation, the first vaccinations were given to doctors who have been saving the lives of Ukrainians in hospitals and our servicemen who have been protecting the country's borders," Viktor Liashko noted.
During the 24 hours of February 25, 1,179 vaccinations against COVID-19 were given. Among those vaccinated are 792 men and 387 women.
The largest number of vaccinated per day were registered in Cherkasy, Ternopil regions and in Kyiv. In each of three regions, 90 people were vaccinated. In general, the largest number of vaccinated people is in Cherkasy region, where 170 people have already got a vaccine.
According to Viktor Liashko, reports about certain consequences after immunization are sent electronically to the State Expert Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. There are currently 7 reports of side effects, but they are mild.
"We have been monitoring all the information and paying attention to it. But do not panic, because all the side effects are provided in the instructions from the manufacturer of the vaccine. The immunoprophylaxis campaign continues, today mobile teams are working in all regions again," Viktor Liashko said.
As a reminder, Ukraine has currently received 500,000 doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccine. Another 1.5 million doses of this drug are expected by the end of March. Also under the COVAX program, 117,000 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be delivered shortly.