Some 9,304 people got vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine on Friday, March 12, alone / REUTERS

Since the launch of a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Ukraine, 47,541 people have received their first shot of the Covishield vaccine.

Read alsoCOVID-19: Health ministry pledges those wishing will be vaccinated by late 2021Some 9,304 people got vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine on Friday, March 12, alone, according to the Ukrainian Health Ministry's Coronavirus_info channel on Telegram.

Most vaccine shots so far have been administered in Donetsk region (4,654 people), while the lowest number has been reported in Chernihiv region (756).

Vaccination in Ukraine

  • On February 22, 2021, the Ukrainian Health Ministry registered the Oxford/AstraZeneca (Covishield) COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.
  • The vaccine was developed by the University of Oxford in partnership with the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca. The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and authorized by the UK, the European Union, and India.
  • On February 23, 2021, the first batch of the Covishield vaccine arrived in Ukraine.
  • On February 24, 2021, Ukraine launched a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign. About 160 healthcare workers were first who got vaccinated, as well as members of the Joint Forces Operation in Donbas.
  • On March 1, 2021, Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov had had his COVID-19 vaccine shot, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was vaccinated against COVID-19 during a trip to the Donbas warzone on March 2.
  • According to the Health Ministry, elderly people are next to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine.