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People who don’t get AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots will drop to end of queue: official

21.03.2021 11:15
“People who do not report for the AstraZeneca jab or do not sign up will drop to the end of the queue,” Polish prime minister’s chief of staff Michał Dworczyk has said.
Michał Dworczyk, the official spearheading Polands inoculation drive.
Michał Dworczyk, the official spearheading Poland’s inoculation drive.Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka

“We have to be rational, because even in our country, where we have not succumbed to panic, where vaccinations are advancing, and today we will exceed 5 million vaccinated people, the effects of this hysteria are unfortunately very clearly visible,” Dworczyk added.

On Thursday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) told an online news conference it was convinced the benefits of AstraZeneca's vaccine outweighed the risks following an investigation into reports of blood disorders that prompted more than a dozen nations to suspend its use.

Germany, France and Italy announced at the start of this week they were suspending AstraZeneca shots even though the World Health Organization (WHO) said there was no proven link to serious side effects, and people should not panic.

A total of 5,014,167 COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered in Poland so far, including 26,841 over the last 24 hours, officials announced on Sunday.


Source: PAP