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Poland launches drive to promote COVID-19 shots

29.04.2021 14:20
The Polish government is launching a campaign encouraging citizens to get COVID-19 shots amid a stepped-up inoculation drive.
PM Mateusz Morawiecki at a virtual press conference on Thursday.
PM Mateusz Morawiecki at a virtual press conference on Thursday. Photo: PAP/Piotr Nowak

Mobile information and vaccination points will appear in cities across the country during the upcoming May long weekend.

"Today we have more and more vaccines," Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told reporters on Thursday. "We want to be able to administer these vaccines through an ever-increasing number of channels."

The prime minister's top aide, Michał Dworczyk, who is spearheading the country's inoculation drive, said that anyone aged 36 and above would be able to receive a one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot at a mobile vaccination point.

"It will be possible to go to such a point during a walk and get vaccinated," Dworczyk said, adding that an electronic referral would be needed. He told reporters that all Poles aged 36 and over would have such vaccination referrals by the long weekend.

Over 11 million COVID-19 shots have been administered in Poland so far, officials announced on Thursday.

Morawiecki has said there is a chance that all Poles who want to be inoculated against COVID-19 will receive shots by the end of July.

Poland on Thursday reported 8,427 new coronavirus infections and 541 more deaths, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 2,785,353 and fatalities to 67,073.


Source: IAR/PAP