The ministry urges Ukrainians to get vaccinated.
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine notes an increase in the number of new patients with COVID-19 in the country.
This is stated in a post in Telegram channel Ministry of Health.
“There is a traditional increase in the number of new patients with COVID-19. That is why we remind you of the importance of vaccination, because this is the only way to protect yourself from the severe course of the disease and death,” the message says.
The ministry noted that several vaccines are used in Ukraine.
For the primary course of vaccination, it is enough to use one of them: Comirnaty from Pfizer-BioNTech – two doses of the vaccine with an interval of 3 weeks; CoronaVac from Sinovac Biotech – two doses of the vaccine with an interval of 14-28 days; Jcovden (Janssen) from Johnson & Johnson – one dose of the vaccine is enough.
“With a full primary vaccination course of any of these vaccines, a green COVID certificate is generated, which is a confirmation of the vaccination course completed,” the Ministry of Health recalled.
For the Jcovden (Janssen) vaccine, for some vaccination dates, the COVID certificate will only be generated from the end of October due to technical limitations caused by the update of the certificate specification in the European Union and, accordingly, Ukraine.
Coronavirus in Ukraine
As UNIAN reported earlier, the first mass cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection were recorded at the end of December 2019. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced the beginning of a pandemic, and the governments of many states introduced mandatory measures to counter it, in particular the requirement to wear protective masks.
On September 7, 2022, the epidemiologist, Professor Natalya Vinograd, on the air of the telethon, expressed the opinion that the coronavirus has become a common seasonal disease that will always be with humanity.
According to the Ministry of Health, more than 23.8 thousand patients with COVID-19 were detected in Ukraine during the week from September 5 to 11.