Poland expects major vaccine deliveries on Monday

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Poland should receive 380,000 doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and around 360,000 doses of the AstraZeneca version, the president of Government Strategic Reserves Agency told PAP.

Michal Kuczmierowski said that in the coming week, Poland should also receive about 200,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine.

He added said that the deliveries are to be distributed to vaccination points on Tuesday and Wednesday.

"The doses from Pfizer will be used to vaccinate senior citizens in population points while the vaccines from AstraZeneca will be earmarked for vaccinating the zero group," he said. The so-called 'zero group' is comprised of healthcare workers and the uniformed services.

He also added that a delivery from the AstraZeneca should be a backlog delivery from Thursday and a normal, planned one for Monday.

According to Kuczmierowski, the biggest problem is still lower quantities of vaccine than originally planned as well as deliveries not being in line with the planned vaccination schedule.

"We could vaccinate more people each week," he said, adding that he hoped the situation would improve in the second quarter of the year.