Poland to offer fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine to adults in September

Since July 22 a second booster dose has been available for people in the 60-79 age group and an additional vaccination for people aged over 12 years with immune deficiency. Marcin Bielecki/PAP

Poland will allow a fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine to be received by people aged over 18 in September, the health minister has announced.

Since July 22 a second booster dose has been available for people in the 60-79 age group and an additional vaccination for people aged over 12 years with immune deficiency. Before, the fourth dose had been offered to everybody over 80.

On Wednesday, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski wrote on Twitter that "everything indicates that the fourth dose for the wider population, at least 18 plus, will be available in early September."

He added that so far 750,000 people from the 60 plus and 12 plus groups with immune deficiency had already registered for the second booster jab and that 300,000 had already taken the vaccine.