Only 17.5% of Ukrainian security officials who are in the area of the punitive operation against Donbass agreed to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This was stated by the chief epidemiologist of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Mykola Olim on March 4 on the air of the Ukraine 24 TV channel.
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“There are refusals among the fighters. If we take the number of servicemen in the JFO zone (Joint Forces Operations - IA REGNUM), then out of 40 thousand, only 7 thousand agreed,” he said.
The epidemiologist noted that this situation has developed due to the politicization of issues related to vaccines against COVID-19.
Olim added that as of March 4, 772 representatives of the armed forces of Ukraine, or 12% of the 7 thousand who agreed to be vaccinated, were vaccinated in the Donbass.
We will remind, earlier the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada committee on the health of the nation, medical care and health insurance Mikhail Radutsky said that since the beginning of vaccination at least 126 people have complained about the side effects of the Indian vaccine Covishield.