Over 300,000 doses of the Comirnaty vaccine, developed by BioNTech and Pfizer, reached Poland on Monday, and a further 320,000 will arrive in a week's time, the president of the Material Reserves Agency (ARM) told PAP.
In an interview for UK daily The Financial Times (FT), Polish President Andrzej Duda has said delays in receiving vaccine doses from the Pfizer pharmaceutical company will delay victory over the coronavirus pandemic.
Another 365,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine reached Poland on Monday.
In this episode of the Debrief, our weekly news review and as Poland launches a mass vaccination drive against Covid-19, we speak to a medical professional about the implications of the pandemic.
A government spokesman said on Friday Poland will consider legal steps against US pharmaceutical company Pfizer if it does not deliver all scheduled doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.
A maximum of 2.5 to 2.7 million Poles can be vaccinated during the first three months of the year, the health minister said on Thursday.
Poland has ordered a further 25 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine in addition to orders already placed with the US firm.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has asked the European Commission to find out what plans vaccine producer BionTech/Pfizer has following cuts to its vaccine production.
The head of the country’s vaccination programme has warned that a reduction in the supplies of the Pfizer vaccine could hit the campaign to vaccinate medical staff.
The latest delivery of Covid-19 vaccines is around half the amount expected, the government’s commissioner for the country's vaccination strategy has said.