Pfizer delivers 2.4 mln vaccines to Poland

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Poland received a 2.4 million-dose batch of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccines on Monday.

The delivery of a batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine has been postponed and will reach Poland on Tuesday, Michal Dworczyk, head of the Prime Minister's Office and the government commissioner in charge of the national vaccination programme, wrote on Twitter.

Moderna, another supplier of coronavirus vaccines to Poland, will ship 250,000 doses of its vaccine next Saturday, after an identical batch reached Poland on May 29.

According to Polish regulations, the second dose of the Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines must be administered at least 35 days after the first jab.

Poles are receiving Covid-19 vaccines from one of four companies: Pfizer/BioNTech; Moderna; AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson, which is a single-shot vaccine.

The Medical Council advising the prime minister has said that it has recommended vaccinating children aged 12-15 with the Pfizer vaccine.