Poland gets 870,000 Pfizer vaccines

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A tranche of 870,000 doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Poland on Monday, the Government Agency for Strategic Reserves (RARS) informed on Monday afternoon.

RARS head Michał Kuczmierowski told PAP that the vaccines will be now distributed to vaccination points countrywide.

Kuczmierowski said Poland expected to receive at least 172,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine on Sunday, April 11. He added that his agency was still waiting for information about the actual size of the AstraZeneca transport.

Further tranches of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are expected later in April, Kuczmierowski said. He added that together with an awaited transport of the Moderna one and the first tranche of the Johnson & Johnson that has recently been approved for use in the EU, Poland hopes to receive at least 5.6 million vaccines doses over April.

Poland launched its Covid-19 inoculation programme on December 27, 2020 with the Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna two-phase preparations. So far, 6,658,909 Poles have already received jabs against Covid-19, with 2,073,334 of those having had both doses of the vaccine, according to data posted on the official government website, gov.pl.