Minister of Health Viktor Liashko met with Ambassador of Estonia to Ukraine Kaimo Kuusk, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Estonia Margus Särglepp, and Head of the Public Health Department of the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia Heli Laarmann.
“We are sincerely grateful for Estonia’s intentions to help us with COVID-19 vaccines and for the first batch of 52,000 doses of AstraZeneca that Ukraine received yesterday [July 28]. It is important that Estonia is ready to recognize the international vaccination certificates issued by Ukrainian doctors, as well as the digital COVID-19 certificates that Ukrainians will receive after being vaccinated with two doses,” Liashko posted on Facebook on July 29.
Also, according to the minister, an agreement was reached to exchange experience in the establishment and operation of university clinics.
In addition, Ukraine invited Estonia to join the formation of lists of essential medicines of national importance.
"Thanks to such lists, we can take care in advance of the production of medicines, equipment or personal protective equipment, stocks of which must be available in the country at all times. Then, in case of emergencies, we can be relatively independent of large foreign manufacturers," Liashko noted.
As reported, Estonia sent a batch of humanitarian aid, including 52,800 doses of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine, to Ukraine by an Estonian Air Force transport plane on July 28.
Photo in the text: Viktor Liashko, Facebook