About 100,000 Ukrainian citizens have received COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.
This was discussed at a conference call chaired by President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrinform reports with reference to the President’s press service.
"Volodymyr Zelensky pointed out the importance of conducting a clear explanatory campaign among citizens on the need for a booster shot. To date, almost 100,000 Ukrainians have received the third dose," the President’s Office informs.
As noted, the vaccination rate is on the rise compared to the Christmas holiday week. According to the Health Ministry, 552,000 people got vaccinated last week, and 29.37 million shots have been administered since the start of the vaccination campaign.
In particular, 15 million Ukrainians have been vaccinated, of whom 14.28 million have received two COVID-19 vaccine doses.
In turn, Minister of Health Viktor Liashko said that mobile vaccination teams started working in rural areas, a modular vaccination center was set up at the Stanytsia Luhanska entry-exit checkpoint on the demarcation line in eastern Ukraine.
The President underscored the need to equip such a center at the Novotroitske entry-exit checkpoint in Donetsk region.
As reported, Ukraine reported 5,072 new COVID-19 cases over the past day.