The head of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine Maxim Stepanov said that the Ukrainian side is ready to buy surplus vaccines from coronavirus from the countries of the European Union.
According to “Ukrinform”, the minister said this during an online discussion on “Increasing EU assistance to the countries of the Eastern Partnership.”
“We are ready to buy surplus vaccines from EU member states in order to protect our citizens as soon as possible,” Stepanov said.
Earlier in Italy, they talked about the lack of a vaccine against coronavirus.
On January 28, the head of the German Ministry of Health, Jens Spahn, warned that the country will face “ten difficult weeks” due to a shortage of vaccines against the coronavirus infection COVID-19.
On January 27, the Czech Republic announced a possible suspension of the introduction of primary doses of the coronavirus vaccine by the American pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer and the German company BioNTech due to insufficient quantities of the drug.
On January 25, the European Commission demanded that AstraZeneca explain the decision to reduce by 60% the supply of coronavirus vaccines to the EU countries.