Poland’s health ministry said it would await the results of clinical trials on a fourth Covid vaccination despite the European Medicines Agency recommendation on Wednesday for a second booster jab for people over the age of 80.
Polish children aged 5-11 will start receiving their first Covid-19 vaccine shots from December 13, a deputy health minister has said.
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.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issues an unambiguous opinion that the Anglo-Swedish AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 is safe, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Facebook on Friday.
The prime minister has urged the European Commission and the European Medicines Agency to approve the Johnson&Johnson vaccine as soon as possible.
The first 10,000 doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine should arrive in Poland on December 26, and the first 10,000 people should be vaccinated a day later, the head of the Prime Minister's Office has said.