Over 41,000 people get COVID-19 shots in Ukraine on Aug 29.

A total of 41,477 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine on Sunday, August 29, the Ukrainian Health Ministry has reported on Facebook.

"As many as 41,477 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 on August 29, 2021. Some 13,320 people received their first dose, and 28,157 people were fully vaccinated," the report reads.

According to the ministry, 304 mobile vaccination teams, 1,100 vaccination sites, and 354 vaccination centers were operating across the country in the past day.

A total of 8,931,640 doses have been administered in Ukraine since it launched a vaccination campaign, with 5,308,725 people receiving their first dose and 3,622,915 people receiving both doses (two people received their first dose abroad).

Read also: COVID-19 in Ukraine: Health officials confirm 749 cases on Aug 29

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign started in Ukraine on February 24, 2021. Anyone over the age of 18 can be vaccinated against COVID-19. Priority is given to vulnerable groups, including those over the age of 60 and people with underlying medical conditions. Priority groups also include doctors, educators, social workers, and the military who come into contact with large crowds.

All COVID-19 vaccines used in Ukraine have been approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use. They are safe and effective. The following vaccines are currently used in Ukraine: AstraZeneca (including SKBio and Covishield), Coronavac/Sinovac-Biotech, Comirnaty/Pfizer-BioNTech, and Spikevax/Moderna.

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