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.
"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.