President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about the first stage of vaccination of the population of Ukraine against COVID-19 and named the categories that will have priority for vaccinations.
In a video message posted on Facebook, Zelensky said: “Our opposition to the spread of COVID-19 does not stop for a moment. The Ministry of Health had a conversation with representatives of COVAX. It is an initiative for countries to globally access the coronavirus vaccine. A phased plan for the supply of vaccines in Ukraine was determined. The first stage — 1 million 200 thousand doses, and in general Ukraine expects to receive more than 8 million doses of the future vaccine”.
The President stressed that the priority of vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine will be given to doctors, military personnel, teachers, people at risk, that is, people over 60 years old.
Also, according to Zelensky, the government is increasing the number of daily tests, including free tests through mobile teams.
“We are working to ensure a sufficient number of beds and oxygen in each region, and we are also strengthening control over compliance with quarantine measures. We are doing everything to make the phrase “new anti-record” disappear from our everyday life and headlines in the media”, — the president summed up.