Poland able to vaccinate 60-70 percent of adult population by autumn

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Limited supplies of vaccines are restricting the vaccination rate in Poland, the health minister has said.

Adam Niedzielski told the TVP Info news station that supplies had fallen and that as a consequence “lower vaccination rates in recent weeks had effected the fluidity of the vaccination process” in Poland.

"If the vaccine supplies gradually increase, then by autumn we will be able to vaccinate 60-70 percent of the adult population, that is over 20 million people,” he added.

At the moment, Poland's monthly vaccination rate is in the range of 2.5 million - 3 million. According to the government’s plan, in the first quarter 2021 Poland should vaccine 3 million adult Poles.

“Currently, we have vaccinated 2.8 million, so this week we should exceed 3 million,” Niedzielski added.

"Vaccination efficiency, or the number of vaccinated people per 100,000 or per 1 million, puts Poland at the forefront in Europe."