The Chief of the Chancellery of Prime Minister, the government's representative for the vaccination program, Michał Dworczyk informed on Monday evening that so far in Poland over 4 million vaccinations with the first and second dose have been performed. Vaccinations of teachers and health care workers are scheduled to be completed within two weeks.
Waldemar Kraska, the Deputy Minister of Health, said that he would like at least 60-70% of the population to be vaccinated by the summer. At the same time, he stipulated that it was difficult to say at that moment whether this would be implemented. He indicated that it depended on the supply of vaccines.
On Monday, 340.000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 387,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine reached Poland. The President of the Government Strategic Reserves Agency, Michał Kuczmierowski informed that that week the delivery of approx. 200-210 thousand doses of Moderna's vaccine was expected.
Vaccination against COVID-19 with the AstraZeneca vaccine is to be carried out in a two-dose schedule with an interval between doses of 12 weeks but not more than 84 days.
The mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, on the other hand, are to be administered in a two-dose schedule with a dosing interval of 6 weeks but no more than 42 days.
The Ministry of Health recommended that recovering patients are vaccinated within 6 months of contracting the disease. The recommended number of doses in this group of individuals will be presented late, after a broader analysis of studies on the immune response of individuals who have undergone SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Source: Poland Daily, niezalezna.pl, pap.pl