Poland to set up vaccination compensation fund

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All Poles whose health suffers due to side effects caused by the Covid-19 vaccination will receive financial compensation.

Government spokesman Piotr Muller said on Tuesday that the government plans to set up a special compensation fund to cover vaccination-related health problems.

"In line with the National Vaccination Strategy, a special fund will be set up which will be used to pay any compensation, if necessary, in the case of negative effects caused by vaccination," Muller told TVP Info public television.

The first delivery of the vaccine against the coronavirus arrived in Poland from Pfizer's Belgian warehouse in Puurs on Friday. By the end of January, Poland should receive 1.5 million doses of the vaccine.

The first vaccinations against Covid-19 took place in Poland on Sunday.