The survey was conducted among 1,801 pollees throughout Ukraine / REUTERS

As many as 35% of Ukrainians polled say they would take advantage of a free coronavirus vaccine, while 50% would not get it and another 15% were undecided.

The results are based on September 5-15 polling in Research & Branding Group's COVID-19 tracking survey, according to the RBC Ukraine news agency.

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Compared to June, the number of those who would not get a free COVID-19 vaccine remained virtually unchanged in mid-September 2020, while the number of those who would get decreased by 6%.

The Research & Branding Group survey was conducted among 1,801 pollees throughout Ukraine, excluding Russia-occupied regions. The margin of error does not exceed 2.4%.

According to an earlier survey by the Research & Branding Group, 41% of Ukrainians surveyed in mid-June 2020 were ready to take advantage of the free coronavirus vaccine.

As a survey conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, KIIS, in early August 2020, says, there were some 47% of Ukrainians who were ready to get vaccinated against coronavirus free of charge with the World Health Organization (WHO)-approved vaccine, while 42% would not do this.

Coronavirus vaccine: Developments

  • There is no coronavirus vaccine in the world at the moment. Scientists from many countries are working on its creation.
  • WHO is confident that the number of victims of the COVID-19 pandemic could exceed 2 million even before the start of the massive use of the vaccine.
  • The launch of large-scale deliveries of coronavirus vaccines is expected by mid-2021. Six vaccines developed in the UK, the United States, Germany, and China have reached the third phase of clinical trials.
  • At the same time, China's inactivated COVID-19 vaccine may be available for sale by the end of the year.
  • Ukraine's Deputy Health Minister, Chief Medical Officer Viktor Liashko gave his forecasts when the COVID-19 vaccine might appear on the Ukrainian market.