Pfizer files paperwork to register COVID-19 vaccine in Ukraine

23:45, 16.02.21 – UNIAN

The process is set to be completed within a few days, health minister says.

The U.S-based Pfizer has applied for the registration in Ukraine of its vaccine for COVID-19.

That’s according to Minister of Health Maksy Stepanov, who spoke at a video conference organized by the American-Ukrainian Business Council.

“I was informed that Pfizer had applied for registration [of its vaccine] and will be registered in the next few days, I believe. Literally, our experts, who have received documents from Pfizer, have just messaged me,” he said.

The news comes against a recent report of President Volodymyr Zelensky signing Law No. 4613 “On Medicines”, which streamlines the routing for registration and use of COVID-19 vaccines, reducing certification terms to five days.

COVID-19 vaccines for Ukraine: Background

Ukraine has received information from COVAX on the supply of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines from 2.2 to 3.7 million doses in the first or second quarter of 2021. In addition, the vaccine will be purchased for public funds directly from manufacturers. At least 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are expected to arrive in Ukraine in February 2021.

Ukraine has signed contracts for the supply of 12 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, which were developed by AstraZeneca (UK-Sweden) and Novavax (the United States) and are produced at the Serum Institute facilities (India).

The AstraZeneca vaccine is a vector vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and the British-Swedish AstraZeneca company. A complete immunization requires two doses of the vaccine 28 days apart. It can be stored for up to six months at a temperature from +2°C to +8°C.

COVAX is a global initiative aimed at accelerating the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines and providing to low- and middle-income countries. COVAX supplies only those vaccines that have been included by the WHO in the emergency drug registry.


  1. Certainly nobody can say the US is not generous except the slimes in the east I guess. The US is only about 10% vaccinated but sending the vaccines all over the world. Thank you USA!

    • The Oxford vaccine will be supplied at cost and does not need extreme temperatures for storage, so will be a better option than Pfizer in the longer term.

  2. What about Moderna? Never hear much about the best vaccine on the market. Of course i’m against vaccination in general, but Moderna seems the safest from what i read.

    • It looks like we all must get vaccinated; like it or not, as it may became a condition of travel.
      I intend to visit Georgia as soon as restrictions finish. I understand that they will accept any foreigners who have had two doses of vaccine. It makes sense actually. Otherwise we will have to have expensive pre-trip PCR tests, another one at the destination and days of quarantine. Tiresome and costly.
      Incidentally, there is still a baffling situation going on with Ukraine-Georgia travel. The airlines are selling tickets, but not for Ukrainians. It seems that Georgia does not accept the PCR tests that Ukraine offers. Travelers must fly to Istanbul, do the test at the airport and fly on to Georgia. So that means that Turkey currently welcomes Ukrainians who have done Ukrainian PCR tests, but Georgia doesn’t.
      If they don’t fix this problem it will be very damaging for bilateral relations, not to mention costly and time-consuming for Ukrainian business people.

      • Why should i get vaccinated. I caught the bat-virus twice, and i spent two weeks quarantined with Oksana because she got it. I seem to be imune already. Usually i’m not even allowed to get vaccinated against the flu, so i will gladly discard the vax option. That travel crap is shit. Larisa does not want to get vaccinated and is not allowed into Australia. She will continue her studying from here so far.

        • None of the “vaccines” have been properly tested. Plus, there is an extreme danger that the so-called vaccine not only does not protect, but actually makes the wild virus more dangerous. Cats on which a similar mRNA “vaccine” was tested did not survive exposure to the wild virus. None survived. They died horribly.
          I will take none of the “vaccines” on offer and it seems I am in good company. People in the US aren’t exactly beating down the doors to get the stuff.

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