Poland will extend Covid certificate indefinitely says minister

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The health minister has announced that Poland will extend the validity period of Covid vaccination certificates indefinitely for the people who have received a booster jab.

Adam Niedzielski made the statement when asked whether there were plans to administer another booster jab in a situation when the validity of some EU Digital Covid Certificates has expired.

"This is the solution we have adopted in Poland," the minister said, adding that the European Union had not made it clear what would happen with the validity of Covid certificates.

"As the majority of the Polish population has had access to a booster jab, we decided to extend the validity of Covid certificates indefinitely for people who have received it," Niedzielski said.

As of February 1, 2022, the validity of EU Digital Covid Certificates has been shortened from 12 months to 270 days after the administration of the last dose of the primary vaccination and a booster jab.