12:02 22.02.2021

Zelensky on effectiveness of Indian vaccine Covishield: This is one of the best vaccines to date

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Zelensky on effectiveness of Indian vaccine Covishield: This is one of the best vaccines to date

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky notes the high quality of the Indian-made COVISHIELD vaccine against COVID-19, the supply of which to Ukraine is being negotiated.

"This is one of the best vaccines to date," Zelensky said in an interview with Ukrainian television channels on Monday, when asked about the effectiveness of the Serum Institute India's COVISHIELD vaccine.

At the same time, he specified that the first batch of vaccine to be supplied to Ukraine is produced by AstraZeneca. "We are already talking about two vaccines on which we put the first priorities: these are Pfizer and AstraZeneca. Now we are talking about AstraZeneca ... we are talking about the first batch of AstraZeneca. But in India we are separately talking about another vaccine," said the head of state.

When asked when to expect its arrival, Zelensky said: "I don't want to say when it arrives, I want to wait until it arrives. It ihas been loaded already. It has already left the factory heading in our direction."

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