Tents for Mass Vaccination Set Up in Dnipro Menorah Center

On June 20, Jewish Medical Center (JMC) began vaccinating residents of Dnipro, Ukraine, in the yard of the world’s largest Jewish center ‘Menorah’.

The opening of the several tents for the Regional Coronavirus Vaccination Center took place Sunday at 10:00 and was attended by a number of officials and guests of honor.

Victoria Kulyk, Acting Director of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration’s Department of Health, said the location for the tents was chosen in the city center as ‘it is convenient to get here’. It will receive visitors every weekend, from 10:00 to 15:00 and the procedure is free of charge.

Workers of the new center use Pfizer and CoronaVac vaccines.

Following a simple registration, the injection takes only a few moments. After a 30-minute wait under medical supervision, a patient receives a certificate of vaccination before leaving the site.

“Four medical teams were trained. Each team includes a doctor and two nurses. They have mastered the process of working with coronavirus vaccines. If necessary, we are ready to receive hundreds of patients a day,” said Professor Oleksandr Rodynsky, Head of the JMC and of the Regional Vaccination Center.

People in the queue said the main reason for them to come was the concern of developing coronavirus in the future.

Nurse Oksana Kolesnikova told journalists that the vaccine is stored between 2°C and 8°C and is removed from the refrigerator immediately before the vaccination. The second dose should be received in 28 days. The nurse emphasized the necessity of the immunization, adding that the vaccine is usually easily tolerated and even if people contract the virus afterwards, they will have it in a mild form. 

Video: Opening of the Regional Vaccination Center in Dnipro.

Since the start of the pandemic, over 52,000 people have died in Ukraine and about 2.1 million people have recovered from the disease.

Photos and video provided by the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine.

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