The Polish prime minister's chief of staff told a Friday press conference that Poland has one of the lowest rates in Europe for disposing of Covid-19 vaccinations, at about one in a thousand.
The government wants the national vaccination programme to accelerate in the second quarter of the year so the mass vaccination of the bulk of the Polish population can start to take place.
Poland has given out 1.176 million Covid-19 vaccines so far, including 976,000 first-dose shots, the government vaccination commissioner said on Monday.
The number of Poland's confirmed coronavirus infections has grown since Saturday by 4,706 new cases and reached 1,513,385, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.
The number of Poland's confirmed coronavirus infections has grown since Friday by 5,864 new cases and reached 1,508,674, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.
Poland has ordered a total of 87 million doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccines, including 62 million doses from five companies included in the National Vaccination Programme, a Health Ministry media officer said on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warned Poles about the effects of a third wave of the pandemic and encouraged them to get vaccinated, declaring that Poland is ready to speed up the vaccination process.
Current pandemic restrictions should be eased in the coming weeks, and most could be lifted entirely by the turn of the second and third quarter, Poland's finance minister said on Wednesday.
Poland will get about 5.9 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the first quarter of the year, the prime minister's top aide said on Thursday.
A centre attached to Warsaw’s Medical University could be hit with a PLN 250,000 (EUR 55,000) fine for vaccinating people outside the first group of people meant to be vaccinated first under a nationwide programme.