Poland secures vaccination points for 98.5 pct of population

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Poland has organised vaccination points that will be able to vaccinate up to 98.5 percent of the population against Covid-19, the health minister said on Wednesday.

Of all 2,477 municipalities in Poland, only 94 are not yet ready for vaccinations, so the percentage of municipalities that are prepared stands at 96.2 percent, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski wrote on Twitter.

On Tuesday, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, announced that the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine would arrive in Poland on December 26.

Medical personnel will be the first group to get the jabs, followed by senior citizens and uniformed services. The National Vaccination Programme will continue for several months.

The Polish government will also launch a media campaign encouraging Poles to get shots against the coronavirus, the government's commissioner for the vaccination programme, Michał Dworczyk, said on Wednesday.