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COVID-19 vaccination situation in Poland

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The first COVID-19 vaccination in Poland was carried out on 27 December. Within two and a half weeks, nearly 260,000 people had already been vaccinated, 37 of whom had adverse post-vaccination reactions (NOP). It is for some of these that a Compensation Fund is to be set up, the Minister of Health announced yesterday.

More than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the country

1,051,830 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were delivered to Poland, of which 587,085 doses were secured for the second vaccination. In total, 456,915 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been delivered to vaccination centres by the morning of 12 January. Furthermore, 660 doses of vaccine had been disposed of for various reasons. It is worth recalling that it is now already possible to vaccinate for COVID-19 with preparations of two companies. Last week, another product was authorised for marketing in the EU. It is a vaccine developed by Moderna company, we wrote more about it here.

In the first phase of vaccination in Poland, in the so-called phase 0, medical personnel, employees of social care homes and municipal social care centres, as well as persons employed at medical universities and students of medical faculties are vaccinated. A total of 257,834 people have been vaccinated, of which 37 have experienced side effects from the vaccine (32 people had mild symptoms, 4 people had significant symtoms and one person had severe symptoms).

Will the State compensate for the negative effects of vaccination?

Special benefits have been prepared for people who suffered certain adverse reactions after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, i.e. hospitalisation for at least 14 days or anaphylactic shock. The funds are to be paid from the Compensation Fund, which will be administered by the Patient Ombudsman. It was informed that the amount of the compensation benefit will range from PLN 10,000 to PLN 100,000. Its amount will depend on the length of treatment. The Minister of Health reported that the funds for the payment of benefits are to be covered by the Fund for Counteracting COVID-19.

Recall that the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, with new cases of new infections being reported daily. As of January 12 (morning report), the number of samples tested for coronavirus infection in Poland was over 7.7 million, according to official data presented by the Ministry of Health. At the same time, the number of people tested is more than 7.4 million. Currently, the number of occupied beds by COVID-19 patients is nearly 16.9 thousand. It is worth noting that the number of diagnosed infected in Poland totals 1,395,779 people, of which 31,593 people died. At the same time, 1,138,126 people recovered.

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