COVID-19: Government reveals next vaccination dates

Michał Dworczyk, the government plenipotentiary for the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination programme, announced the next vaccination dates during a press conference.

The head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister announced on Wednesday that from January 25, vaccination of a group of 4.62 million people - seniors over 70 and 80 years of age - will start in Poland. He also added that on January 15, registration for vaccinations for people over 80 years of age will open and an application form will be launched for all citizens over 18 years of age.

Mr Dworczyk said that this week Poland will enter the key stage of vaccinations and announced that they will be carried out at 5,994 points. He also reiterated that by the end of Q1, over 6 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be delivered to Poland, which will allow 3 million people to be vaccinated.

Registration for vaccinations will take place through three channels - the 989 hotline, personal registration at the vaccination point and the website. After registering to be vaccinated, it will be necessary to choose a free date and place of vaccination, which does not have to be at the place of residence. "The registered person will receive a reminder SMS the day before their vaccination is due," said Michał Dworczyk.

By Wednesday afternoon, approximately 338,000 Poles had been vaccinated.