Over 15,500 Ukrainians vaccinated against COVID-19 in past day – Health minister.

Over 15,500 Ukrainians vaccinated against COVID-19 in past day / REUTERS

Over 15,500 Ukrainians vaccinated against COVID-19 in past day / REUTERS

Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said 15,585 people got vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine on Tuesday, April 6.

"Some 15,585 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine in the past day, on April 6, 2021," he wrote on Facebook on April 7.

In total, 320,265 people have received their first shot of the vaccine since the launch of a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Ukraine, while two persons have been fully vaccinated against the disease.

Read also COVID-19: Over 15,000 new cases reported as of April 7, daily deaths hit new high The shots were administered by 127 mobile vaccination teams.

In the past day, most vaccinations were recorded in the city of Kyiv (1,819), Lviv region (1,349), and Dnipropetrovsk region (1,170).

As of April 6, as many as 419,379 Ukrainians signed up for the COVID-19 vaccination waiting list.

Vaccination in Ukraine

  • On February 24, 2021, Ukraine launched a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Doctors who treat COVID-19 patients, ambulance teams, laboratory personal involved in COVID-19 testing, residents and staff of nursing homes, as well as military personnel in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) zone in Donbas are to be vaccinated at the first stage.
  • Today, the vaccination campaign is underway in Ukraine with Covishield (AstraZeneca), a recombinant vector vaccine produced under license at Serum Institute of India.

Translation: Kanaryan Lyudmila

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