Ukraine is considering the possibility of producing vaccines against coronavirus, in particular, it is about such drugs as CoronaVac or mRNA vaccines.
However, it will take about a year to requalify vaccine production in accordance with the requirements of the World Health Organization (WHO). The Chief Sanitary Doctor Ihor Kuzin told about this in an interview with TSN.
According to him, there are several agreements on different types of vaccines, there is also an interest on the part of foreign partners to localize production in Ukraine. The fastest localization option could be the production of an inactivated vaccine such as CoronaVac or an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna). It is their technological production cycle that is relatively simple.
"By the end of this year, we will already receive a short list of structures and pharmaceutical companies that are ready to localize or even complete the process of restructuring their technological lines," Kuzin said.
In addition, he recalled that the state budget provides for 100 million UAH for the establishment of a program that will gradually restore Ukrainian biotechnological production. Also, by the end of the year, the Ministry of Health is planning to present several prototypes of test systems.
In particular, negotiations are ongoing with other pharmaceutical companies regarding the localization of the production of drugs for influenza in Ukraine. However, it will take up to five years to restore its own vaccine production.
Vaccines used to inoculate against coronavirus
To date, the most popular coronavirus vaccines in the world are:
- British vaccine AstraZeneca;
- Indian vaccine Covishield;
- German Pfizer / BioNTech;
- American Moderna;
- Russian Sputnik V;
- American Johnson & Johnson;
- Indian Covaxin;
- Chinese Sinovac;
- Chinese Sinopharm.
Recall that Ukrainians are inoculated with the following vaccines:
- AstraZeneca produced in various countries;
- Chinese Sinovac (CoronaVac);
- American-German Pfizer / BioNTech.
Context. Recently, a vaccine from Johnson & Johnson was registered in Ukraine for emergency use.