Covid-19: Poland ready to vaccinate faster: Deputy Minister

Poland can vaccinate people faster, but the pace of vaccination is dictated by access to vaccines through the EU’s solidarity mechanism, announced Michał Dworczyk, the government’s representative for vaccination.

Mr Dworczyk added that currently there are over 6,000 vaccination stations in Poland, which should facilitate a robust vaccination pace, once more vaccines become available.

“We have decided to obtain vaccines via the EU solidarity mechanism. The EU distributes the vaccines among EU countries as fast as the manufacturers deliver them. Poland, as a country, is ready for a much faster pace of vaccination, provided we have access to the vaccines,” said Mr Dworczyk

By the end of March 2021, the government plans to have vaccinated close to 3 million people, from Group 0, including medical personnel, parents of premature babies, and seniors over 70 years of age. According to the vaccination plan, the next group will include teachers, the military, the police, a large group of people over 60 years of age, and residents of care homes.

So far, close to 200,000 people have been vaccinated in Poland