Health Ministry welcomes import of vaccines to private market by business - Stepanov
Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov welcomes the import of vaccines to the private market, but spoke about the nuances.
"In order to import a vaccine, it must first be registered. We have now adopted a fast registration regime for emergency use. We welcome the import of vaccines by any business to the private market," Stepanov said on the air on the Ukraine24 TV channel.
According to him, in the near future due to the frenzied demand for vaccines in the private market, some countries prohibit the export of their vaccines from the territory where their production is located, despite the concluded contracts and paid funds.
"Therefore, they are sold exclusively to states. We are in constant communication with all manufacturers of vaccines, asking about the possibility of their appearance on the private market," Stepanov said.
The minister also explained the possibility of bringing Cuban vaccine against COVID-19 to Ukraine.
"We must first look at the documents in order to draw conclusions," Stepanov said.