Given the increasing trend of COVID-19 infection in Ukraine, Odessa National Medical University, together with the Regional Department of Health, has set up an organized vaccination point for university staff, the university clinic and students. This was announced by the Dean of the International Faculty of ONMedU, Associate Professor Eduard Buryachkivsky.
Everyone is offered a free vaccination with CoronaVac and AstraZeneca vaccines to choose from. “Before vaccination there is a medical examination, study of the anamnesis. Vaccination takes place in a large bright room, where there is everything you need. Today, more than 200 students of the international faculty have been vaccinated. If we get another group of people willing to get the vaccine, and there are some, we will repeat the organized vaccination, “said Eduard Buryachkivsky, adding that more than 70% of ONMedU’s foreign students have already been vaccinated at home – mainly in India and Israel.
In early September, the university conducted a survey on vaccination. The level of vaccination at clinical departments – up to 90%, among domestic students – 50%.
According to the vice-rector for scientific and pedagogical work, Professor Irina Shmakova, for the continuous further work of the university, it is necessary to increase the number of vaccinated. “We have done a great job. About 300 students want to be vaccinated, starting with foreigners. Tomorrow we plan to vaccinate 40 employees of departments, as well as junior medical staff. In addition, 50 interns signed up for vaccination. In total, about 420 people will be vaccinated in 2 days. Then we will analyze the results and, if necessary, conduct an additional information campaign, “Iryna Shmakova said.