The Polish health ministry has reaffirmed its faith in the AstraZeneca vaccine, with a spokesman saying it is safe and no-one in Poland has died from taking it.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Wednesday said that despite very rarely reported side effects, the overall benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine in preventing the coronavirus outweigh the risks.
Poland will get 50 percent less AstraZeneca vaccines this week than planned, the Government Agency for Strategic Reserves (RARS) said on Wednesday.
There will be no free choice of coronavirus vaccine, all currently available are equally effective, a top government official said on Thursday.
The official in charge of Poland’s vaccination programme stands by the AstraZeneca vaccine, saying that “we should not make any hasty decisions” about its use.
On Monday morning Poland received 507,000 doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, the national Strategic Reserves Agency informed.
Talks aimed at establishing Covid-19 vaccine production capabilities in Poland are ongoing between Polish authorities and companies, a pharmaceutical official has said.
The British-produced AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is absolutely safe, the risk of it causing cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) is minute, Dr. Adam Darowski from the University Hospital in Oxford said on Wednesday.
Wacker's head Christian Hartel, whose company will produce the CureVac vaccines, told Frankfurter Rundschau, a German newspaper, that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) may approve the product before the beginning of May.
Poland’s deputy health minister said that new scientific studies confirm that the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective.