Poland prepared to speed up vaccination process - PM

In his Saturday post on social media, Morawiecki wrote that during the first week of intensive vaccinations, more than 450,000 people had been inoculated against the coronavirus. Mateusz Morawiecki/Facebook

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warned Poles about the effects of a third wave of the pandemic and encouraged them to get vaccinated, declaring that Poland is ready to speed up the vaccination process.

In his Saturday post on social media, Morawiecki wrote that during the first week of intensive vaccinations, more than 450,000 people had been inoculated against the coronavirus.

"Over 280,000 seniors have registered for vaccinations, and over 1.1 million Poles have declared their willingness to participate in the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme! We are ready to speed up this process. Now, everything depends on the pace of deliveries," the prime minister wrote.

As Morawiecki added, epidemiological data and reports from other countries leave no illusions. "If we do not defend ourselves against a third wave, we will effectively risk even greater losses," he wrote.

The prime minister went on to state that in the event of problems on the part of pharmaceutical companies, Poland had secured vaccine stocks so that everyone could be assured of receiving the second dose on time. "This is perhaps the most difficult moment of the epidemic," he added.