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Over 43 million COVID-19 shots administered in Poland: gov't data

07.12.2021 15:00
A total of 43,054,863 coronavirus vaccine shots have been administered in Poland so far, including 159,942 over the last 24 hours, officials announced on Tuesday.

Public health authorities said that 16,422 adverse reactions had been reported among those who received the vaccines by Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, a total of 679,334 doses have been wasted in the rollout, according to the Polish health ministry.

As of Tuesday, Poland, a country of around 38 million, had injected over 21 million first doses of COVID-19 vaccines, while more than 20.56 million people had been fully inoculated, health ministry data showed.

The tally includes two-dose vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca as well as Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine.

Poland on Tuesday reported 19,366 new coronavirus infections and 504 more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of cases during the pandemic to 3,704,040 and fatalities to 86,205.

At the start of last month, third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were made available to all adults in the country.

The booster shot is administered at least six months after full vaccination, using Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines.

For people aged over 50, the minimum recommended interval is five months, under rules recently announced by public health authorities.

By Tuesday, a total of 3,717,520 booster shots had been administered, government data showed.

Health Minister Adam Niedzielski on Tuesday announced that Poland would introduce compulsory COVID-19 vaccinations for healthcare workers, teachers and law enforcement personnel from March 1.

More than 43 percent of Poles are in favor of a plan to introduce compulsory vaccination against COVID-19 in their country, a new survey has found.

Meanwhile, around 41 percent of those polled opposed such a step, and 15.7 percent were undecided.


Source: IAR, PAP, gov.pl

Click on the audio player above for a report by Radio Poland's Elżbieta Krajewska.