Poland's health minister has told PAP that a decision to launch talks on the renegotiation of coronavirus vaccine contracts is a success of EU coherence and solidarity.
Vaccines for the Omicron Covid variant will be available from September, the health minister has announced.
As part of an cooperation agreement with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the organization has supplied Poland with vaccines against polio and Hepatitis A, the health minister announced on Friday.
A contract has been signed for almost 100,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine Europe-wide, of which Poland has sought 1,100 doses for medical personnel dealing with patients, the health minister announced on Monday.
Covid-19 could return in the autumn, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has cautioned while urging people to comply with health regulations and get vaccinated.
The Polish health minister has said that contracts for Covid-19 vaccines should be renegotiated, given the improvement in Europe’s epidemic situation.
Poland will push for greater flexibility in Covid vaccine contracts in EU talks, a health ministry spokesman has told PAP.
Speaking at a press briefing on Monday, Adam Niedzielski said that the risk and threat from monkeypox was ‘entirely different’ to coronavirus and added that ‘in a few months none of you will remember it’.
According to PAP sources, Poland has submitted to interested EU member states a draft joint letter to the European Commission on the renegotiation of contracts for vaccines against Covid-19.
Ukrainians in Poland can get their children fully vaccinated after consulting a doctor, a government minister said on Tuesday.