Poland on Wednesday reported 9,053 new coronavirus infections and 481 more deaths, bringing its total number of cases to 1,404,905 and fatalities to 32,074.
The first batch of 10,000 vaccine doses arrived in the country on December 26. The next day a Warsaw hospital nurse became the first Pole to receive a shot.
Frontline healthcare workers are first in line to be inoculated, followed by pensioners in nursing homes, OAPs, police, soldiers and teachers.
Citizens over 80 will be able to sign up for COVID-19 shots from Friday.
The government has launched a media campaign to encourage Poles to get COVID-19 shots, while officials have been making efforts to reassure Poles that such vaccines are safe.
People who suffer health problems due to side effects from coronavirus inoculations will be able to claim compensation, the country’s health minister has announced.
Six million doses of coronavirus vaccines will reach Poland by the end of March, the government spokesman said on Tuesday.