Poland will not participate in the agreement worked out between the European Commission (EC) and Covid vaccine developer Pfizer to address falling demand, the Polish health minister has said.
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Adam Niedzielski, the Polish health minister, has called on the shareholders of the US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer to amend its contract with the EU for Covid-19 vaccines as Europe no longer needs so many.
Children under the age of 5 will be able to receive Covid-19 shots from December 12, the health minister announced on Thursday.
Our aim is not to break Covid vaccine contracts but to postpone delivery dates and to extend payment periods, the Polish health minister has said.
The European Commission has hinted that Poland may count on its support in Warsaw's dispute with vaccine producer Pfizer, a government official has said.
Poland has told the European Commission and the pharmaceutical firm Pfizer that it will refuse to accept and pay for more Covid vaccines, the Polish health minister said on Tuesday.
A new Covid vaccine and Molnupravir, an oral medicine for treating the disease, could be available in Poland in December, a senior medical official said on Tuesday.
Poland has decided to sell 1 million Pfizer ant-Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia in a move the Polish health minister described as "responsible" and done in solidarity.
US pharmaceutical company Pfizer supplied 1.5 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to Poland on Monday, Michal Kuczmierowski, head of the country's Strategic Reserves Agency, has told PAP.