The change will mean a longer gap between Poles receiving their first and second doses.
The second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be administered 12 weeks after the first injection. Meanwhile, the Pfizer vaccine will be administered in two doses six weeks apart.
Poles who have already received an initial dose will be given their second under the old rules, with a shorter interval in between, public broadcaster Polish Radio reported.
Announcing the switch in tactics, Michał Dworczyk, the official spearheading the country’s inoculation drive, said last week: “Everything will be in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations.”
He told reporters that an extended gap between shots would not make inoculations less effective.
The European Union, of which Poland is part, has struck deals to secure vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, CureVac, Sanofi-GSK, and Johnson & Johnson.
Source: Polish Radio