The vaccine developed by AstraZeneca jointly with the University of Oxford was approved for use in the United Kingdom.
Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov and representatives of the British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca have discussed the deadlines and logistics of COVID-19 vaccine supplies to Ukraine.
In particular, Stepanov held talks with Alec van Gelder, Executive Director for International Government Affairs at AstraZeneca, the ministry’s press service wrote on Facebook on December 30.
The sides also discussed pre-contract terms, the report said.
Read alsoCOVID-19 vaccines bought by government will be free for all Ukrainians”Over several months, Ukraine’s Health Ministry has been establishing active and effective communication with AstraZeneca’s head office. Today, we’ve already discussed the logistics and terms of the delivery of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines to Ukraine. Our state is completely ready to receive the vaccines, as we have a ready plan for vaccination of the population,” the press service quoted Stepanov as saying.
The ministry notes that the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca jointly with the University of Oxford (Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine) was approved for use in the United Kingdom on December 30. The vaccination of UK residents would be launched as early as on Monday, January 4.
In turn, Alec van Gelder noted the company’s readiness for active cooperation with Ukraine. He thanked the Ukrainian Health Ministry for consistency and openness, saying that AstraZeneca is elaborating options for the soonest supplies of vaccines to Ukraine.
The ministry recalled that Ukraine, through State Enterprise “Medical Procurement of Ukraine” that was determined as the vaccine operator, had signed an agreement for the supply of 1,913,316 doses of China’s Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine to Ukraine.
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