Over 2 mln vaccines arrive in Poland on Monday: official

“1.2 million vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and about 1 million from AstraZeneca reached Poland on Monday,” the head of the Governmental Strategic Reserves Agency (RARS) Michał Kuczmierowski told the Polish Press Agency (PAP).

The RARS head said that vaccines that arrived in the country on Monday will "go straight to vaccination points". "AstraZeneca will be spread over a few weeks, because, unfortunately, if we were to allocate all 1 million doses for distribution to vaccination points now, then after several weeks we would have to have a guarantee for another 1 million doses for second inoculation. We do not have such a guarantee, so we break it down into stages,” he explained.

The information posted on the gov.pl website - which does not include Monday’s delivery - shows that a total of 12,901,190 vaccines against COVID-19 have arrived in Poland so far, of which 12,628,420 have already been sent to vaccination centers.

According to governmental statistics, about 11.9 million vaccinations against COVID-19 have been carried out in Poland so far.

Polish patients have received four COVID-19 vaccines. Preparations of the companies Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca are two-dose. The preparation developed by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, a company from the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson, requires a single dose.

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