ONMedU students joined the mass vaccination of the population against COVID-19 at the suggestion of the Department of Health of Odesa Regional State Administration.
On June 13, 2021, three mass vaccination centers were opened in Odesa, in one of which, the Riviera shopping center, ONMedU students helped medical workers of the Berezivka City Primary Care Centre to vaccinate the population.
Citizens who signed up for the COVID-19 vaccination waiting list in the “Action” application either through the website or through the contact center of the Ministry of Health were vaccinated. Vaccination was also given to anyone who did not have time or did not know that it was necessary to register, but had a passport, identification number or a copy of the declaration with the family doctor. A total of 179 people were vaccinated.
Vaccination was performed with the CoronaVac vaccine (Sinovac, China), which has been approved for use by the World Health Organization as being guaranteed to be high quality, effective and safe. Two doses of the vaccine should be given for maximum protection against COVID-19. All vaccinated patients will be invited for revaccination in 28 days, after which they will receive an international vaccination certificate.
According to N.V. Odariy-Zakharieva, Director of the Department of Health of Odesa Regional State Administration, the joint work of health care institutions with regional Public Health Centers and the Department of Health is important in the implementation of immunoprophylaxis programs. In addition, it is important to interact with future doctors, students of ONMedU, who as volunteers joined the mass vaccination of the population.