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Ukraine to dispose of about 400,000 doses of expired covid vaccine AstraZeneca

KYIV. Nov 26 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukraine will dispose of about 400,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which has expired, Chief Sanitary Doctor Ihor Kuzin has said.

"A little more than 400,000 doses will be disposed of. The regions have already calculated these leftovers. This vaccine was received as part of humanitarian aid. The recipient was the Public Health Center. Only the AstraZeneca vaccine, which had an expiration date until the end of October, will be disposed of," he said in an interview with the Interfax-Ukraine agency.

He stressed that this vaccine has already been withdrawn from circulation.

At the same time, Kuzin noted that large residues of the AstraZeneca vaccine could arise due to the strong influence of certain anti-vaccination moods and myths, despite the fact that many vaccinated people received this particular drug and there are no complaints.