Ukraine doubles supplies of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 / REUTERS

Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov says the supplies of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Ukraine will be doubled in 2021.

"We've been able to double the supply of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine this calendar year. That is, we will receive 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine instead of 10 million doses," he said at a briefing on Tuesday, an UNIAN correspondent reported.

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Vaccination in Ukraine

  • On April 16, 2021, the first batch of 117,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Ukraine as part of the COVAX Facility.
  • On May 1, 2021, Stepanov said Ukraine had signed a contract with the U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer on the supply of additional 10 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Under the contract, Ukraine will receive the first deliveries under this contract, or 500,000 doses, in May-June 2021, some 4.5 million doses will be delivered in the third quarter (July-September 2021), while the remaining 15 million doses will be supplied in the fourth quarter of this year.