Ukraine hopes to get 8 mln doses of the vaccine / REUTERS

Ukraine's Health Ministry says that the price of one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for Ukrainians will be US$7, and two doses are needed for proper vaccination.

Chief Medical Officer Viktor Liashko made this announcement on TV Channel Ukraine 24.

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"One dose of the vaccine through the COVAX Facility could cost US$7 for Ukraine. Proper vaccination – two shots – [will cost] US$14," he said.

According to Liashko, the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) will allocate about 8 million doses of the vaccine to Ukraine, and the Health Ministry will be able to buy another batch of the vaccine at a special price.

Coronavirus vaccine: Update by developers

  • U.S.-based pharma giant Pfizer, which jointly with Germany's BionTech is developing a vaccine against the coronavirus, updated the public on a higher rate of vaccine effectiveness.
  • A primary efficacy analysis demonstrates BNT162b2 to be 95% effective against COVID-19 beginning 28 days after the first dose; 170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were evaluated, with 162 observed in the placebo group versus 8 in the vaccine group, the companies said in a press release.
  • The efficacy of the vaccine was consistent across age, gender, race and ethnicity demographics; the observed efficacy in adults over 65 years of age was over 94%.
  • The safety data milestone required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) has been achieved.