The United States donated almost 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Ukraine in partnership with COVAX Facility, APA reports citing Ukrinform.
"Today, the United States donated nearly 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Ukraine, in partnership with COVAX. We are proud to support the people of Ukraine in their fight against COVID-19. The United States remains #UnitedWithUkraine, and this shipment demonstrated that we will not waver in our commitment to support the people of Ukraine amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic and as Russia wages its unprovoked war, exacerbating this and other health and security crises," the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine posted on Facebook.
As reported, Ukraine allowed the second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine for those aged over 60 as well as those aged 18-59 who have a medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness. The use of mRNA vaccine is recommended for the second booster dose.