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Nearly 8.9 million COVID-19 shots administered in Poland: gov't data

19.04.2021 10:40
A total of 8,893,076 COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered in Poland so far, including 38,525 over the last 24 hours, officials announced on Monday.
Polands Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is seen on a screen as he visits a mass COVID-19 vaccination centre in the western town of Legnica on Monday.
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is seen on a screen as he visits a mass COVID-19 vaccination centre in the western town of Legnica on Monday.Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański

Public health authorities said that 6,292 adverse reactions had been reported among those who received the vaccines by Monday morning.

Meanwhile, a total of 9,811 doses have been wasted in the rollout, according to the Polish health ministry.

As of Monday, Poland had injected almost 6.6 million first doses, while nearly 2.3 million people have received a second shot, health ministry data showed.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Monday that by May 10 all adult Poles would be given an opportunity to schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

A detailed timeline for the sign-ups will be unveiled on Tuesday, Morawiecki said while in the western town of Legnica.

He added that the aim was to inoculate all those who want to have the vaccine "by August at the latest."

As the country steps up its inoculation campaign people in their late 40s and 50s were this month given the green light to sign up for COVID-19 shots. Some have already been vaccinated.

Poland on Monday launched a pilot network of 16 mass COVID-19 vaccination centres, one in each province.

Ultimately, around 600 such facilities will be set up across the country to supplement the existing system of more than 6,700 inoculation sites nationwide, according to the prime minister's top aide, Michał Dworczyk, who is spearheading the immunization drive.

Poland on Monday reported 7,283 new coronavirus infections and 101 more deaths, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 2,695,327 and fatalities to 62,133.

(gs/pk)

Source: IAR, gov.pl