Health ministry estimates Ukraine needs 12.5 million doses of vaccine against A (H1N1)
Nov. 6, 2009, 3:47 p.m. |
The health ministry estimates that Ukraine requires 12.5 million doses of vaccine against the influenza A (H1N1) according toChief Sanitary Doctor Oleksandr Bilovol.
«We have performed all the algorithms and priorities. Today, at least 12.5 million doses are needed to vaccinate our population,» he said.
According to him, people in the risk group (medical workers, pregnant women, and law enforcement workers) are the ones most in need of vaccination.
Bilovol said that two vaccines against pandemic influenza manufactured in Russia and Canada have been submitted to the health ministry for registration.
Bilovol added that a French-made vaccine is expected to be submitted for registration soon.