The European Union's policy on the joint purchases of Covid-19 vaccines should be rethought, a Polish deputy foreign minister has said.
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.
Pandemic affected restaurants, hotels and non-public schools have received over PLN 700 million (EUR 154.4 million) in aid from the government's so-called financial shield, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday.
The leader of Poland’s main opposition grouping has demanded the removal of prosecutors and secret service officers from next group to receive Covid-19 vaccinations.
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 Polish government has been analysing the purchase of coronavirus vaccines from outside the EU collective system because vaccine shortages are slowing down the inoculation of vulnerable groups.
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.
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.
Poland plans to organise more than 6,000 Covid-19 vaccination points across the country, according to PAP information.
Poland is suspending the transport to nodal hospitals of 330,000 vaccines for medical staff, designated as the "zero group," until Pfizer provides a new delivery schedule, the government’s commissioner for the country's vaccination strategy said on Saturday.