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COVID-19: Poland to launch booster jabs for all over 18

26.10.2021 15:30
With the number of infections doubling every week, the authorities in Poland have decided to offer coronavirus booster jabs to everyone aged 18 or over who had their previous vaccination more than six months earlier.
Coronavirus in Poland: A hospital for COVID-19 patients in the eastern city of Lublin.
Coronavirus in Poland: A hospital for COVID-19 patients in the eastern city of Lublin. Photo: PAP/Wojtek Jargiło

The registration process is due to begin on November 2.

Until now booster shots were only available to people aged over 50, those with impaired immunity and healthcare workers.

Dr. Konstanty Szułdrzyński, a member of an expert medical body that advises the Polish prime minister, says a third dose of the vaccine is "highly recommended" because immunity to COVID-19 wanes over time.  

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