President of Ukraine

Holidays should not affect vaccination - President

1 March 2021 - 12:48

Holidays should not affect vaccination - President

A website to register Ukrainians for COVID-19 vaccination has been launched. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at a traditional conference call chaired by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"From today, Ukrainians will be able to sign up for a free vaccination against COVID-19 online or by calling the hotline. The database of submitted applications will make it possible to clearly organize logistics and provide people with safe vaccines in the shortest possible time," the Prime Minister said.

The President stressed that the online platform is part of the country's digitization and should be as effective a tool for vaccination organization as it is to help businesses during the lockdown.

Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov explained that one can sign up for vaccination through the "Diia" application, "Diia" website, as well as through the contact center of the Ministry of Health.

"This is a high-quality online product where every Ukrainian can sign up for a waiting list. When, according to the vaccination roadmap, the appropriate stage is reached, citizens in the electronic queue will be offered to register at the vaccination point, choosing a specific date and time of the visit," he said.

The Head of State demands a clear vaccination plan and continuation of negotiations with manufacturers to speed up the supply of vaccines. He also emphasized that the holidays should not affect the vaccination process.

"Our military should be among the first to be vaccinated, and there are no days off in the JFO, because there are no days off in the war. Therefore, vaccination should be held as planned, so that the servicemen are among the first and so that the number of vaccinated is not reduced on holidays and weekends,” the President said.

Chief Public Health Officer of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko said that with the help of mobile teams the number of vaccinations could be increased to 11,300 by the end of this week, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ruslan Khomchak stressed that 208 servicemen had already been vaccinated, 178 of them are military medics.