A Covid-19 vaccine specifically for the new 'Kraken' (XBB) strain of the virus will be available at vaccination points in Poland, including pharmacies and public clinics, from December 6, the Ministry of Health has told PAP.
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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.
Poland will open the possibility to take the fifth dose of a coronavirus vaccine from mid-April, the health minister has announced.
Children aged five-11 will be able to get Covid booster shots from October 3, the health minister announced on Wednesday.
Some 24,000 Poles have received a second Covid booster jab, this time targeted against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Adam Niedzielski, the health minister, has said.
Poland will hand over a million Covid-19 vaccines to Ukraine and 100,000 vaccines against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), the Health Ministry has said.
The Polish government has rolled out a fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose for medical workers.
Over 840,000 Poles have already registered for the second booster jab of coronavirus vaccine and 420,000 have already been vaccinated, a deputy health minister has announced.
Poland has already ordered 1,000 vaccines against monkeypox for health care service employees, the health minister has said.
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