Poland will follow the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommendations regarding the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, Poland's health minister said on Wednesday.
The Polish government has decided to prolong coronavirus restrictions for another week as the death toll reached 803 on Wednesday.
Up to now, in the group of over 5.5 million Poles who have been vaccinated, only 51,000 people, that is, 0.9 percent, have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the minister of health announced on Twitter on Sunday.
Nurses, midwives, paramedics, laboratory diagnosticians and physiotherapists are among the professions that will be entitled to administer Covid-19 vaccinations, Poland's health minister said on Friday.
One third of Poland's population over 60 years of age have had at least the first dose of vaccine against Covid-19, the health minister tweeted on Thursday evening.
The Polish government has extended lockdown restrictions until April 18, the health minister announced on Wednesday.
Over 200 foreign doctors who can help Poland fight the Covid pandemic have applied to work in the country, the health minister said on Friday.
The Health Ministry as well as the Episcopate of the Roman Catholic Church in Poland have appeal to parish priests to take a serious approach towards Covid-19-related government-imposed restrictions.
Health Minister Adam Niedzielski on Monday encouraged more Poles to switch to remote work as a means of curbing the rising Covid-19 infection wave, on top of a number of precautions already taken by the government.
The peak of coronavirus infections will occur in late March or early April, a deputy health minister said on Sunday, quoting government simulations.