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Poland to start vaccinations at drive-thrus, pharmacies

08.04.2021 18:29
Poland plans to launch drive-thru vaccination points this month in a pilot project as it accelerates its coronavirus inoculation campaign.
Photo:PAP/Łukasz Gągulski

Amid an expected increase in supplies of COVID-19 shots, Michał Dworczyk, the official spearheading Poland’s vaccination campaign, said on Thursday that the first such drive-thru site would be launched on April 15.

From April 23, individual paramedics and nurses will be able to administer shots.

In May, pharmacies will be able to give out shots, while later that month or at the start of June some Poles will be able to get vaccinated at their place of work.

Dworczyk emphasized that these would be pilot projects.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told reporters last month that his government aimed to vaccinate all Poles willing to receive shots by the end of August.

Nearly 7 million COVID-19 shots have been administered in Poland so far, officials announced on Thursday.

Poland on Thursday reported 27,887 fresh COVID-19 infections and a record 954 new deaths linked to the coronavirus.


Source: PAP