Ukraine is disposing of almost 600 thousand doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, which for various reasons are unusable. This was announced on January 8 by the country’s health ministry.
“As of January 5, 561,729 doses of AztraZeneca vaccine [«Астразенека»], received on a gratuitous basis as humanitarian aid from other states, are collected in regional warehouses and will be transferred to a specialized disposal organization, ”the statement says.
It is clarified that the expiration date of these drugs has expired.
At the end of September, it was reported that more than 34,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine were being disposed of in Ukraine due to a violation of the storage regime.
On December 30, the head of the Lviv Institute of Cell Biology of the National Academy of Sciences, Academician Andrei Sibirny, said that the lack of interest of the Ukrainian authorities in developing their own vaccine forced scientists to interrupt work on it. According to him, “there was an interest of the president and the prime minister when there were few vaccines on the market. Now there are plenty of vaccines. There is no interest in them. ” The scientist also added that the problem of financing also played a role: one of the stages of the research had to be carried out in Poland, since Ukrainian laboratories do not have the necessary resources.
On November 3, it became known about the beginning of trials in Poland of a Ukrainian drug based on special humanized yeast. The tests were to be carried out on mice.
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