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.
A tranche of 870,000 doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Poland on Monday, the Government Agency for Strategic Reserves (RARS) informed on Monday afternoon.
Poland has received a new batch of 65,000 coronavirus vaccine doses from the Anglo-Swedish firm AstraZeneca, with a further 72,000 expected next week, the head of the government reserves agency has told PAP.
The head of the Material Reserves Agency (ARM) has told PAP that Poland will receive 25 percent fewer doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine than expected in February.
Another 365,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine reached Poland on Monday.
Starting from Wednesday, Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine will be administered to the so-called "zero group", mainly comprised of healthcare workers, Poland's Material Reserves Agency (ARM) informed PAP on Tuesday.
Poland received a consignment of 360,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccines on Monday morning.
Poland expects to receive 29,000 coronavirus vaccines produced by US biotech company Moderna next week, the head of the Material Reserves Agency said on Wednesday, after the EU's medicines agency approved the vaccine.
Poland will use up the first batch of 300,000 Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccines by Monday, but a second identical batch is expected to arrive in the country on the same day, the head of a state reserve agency has told PAP.