A person from the Ministry of Health to enter the vaccine fee in an interview with the “DGP explains that all non-compulsory vaccinations are paid for in Poland. This is not entirely true, because influenza vaccinations for the elderly are reimbursed in Poland.
Seeing a paid vaccine would encourage the unvaccinated to get vaccinated. However, by the end of September, according to information from the “DGP”, vaccinations against COVID-19 will be free of charge.
Government spokesman Peter Muller said in a loud statement to ZET radio that vaccinations may be due from 2022 or even in the last months of this year. In turn, the head of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, Mikhao Dorchik, said on Tuesday, September 7, that there were ideas about the due date of payment from next year, but he was skeptical about them.
Poles are vaccinated very slowly and vaccines are stored
Currently, less than half a million people are waiting for the second dose, and only a few thousand apply to get vaccinated each day. This is very little, especially since Poland is well below the vaccination level of the entire European Union. We vaccinated 50 percent. population, compared to an average of 59%. For the entire European Union (including Poland).
We have 9 million vaccines in stock, 3 million vaccines above the target set by the government. During the summer holidays, several hundred thousand vaccines were wasted due to the expiration date. We sold 5 million, and donated over a million to Vietnam and Uzbekistan.
Meanwhile, the fourth wave of the epidemic is approaching Poland
Epidemiologists warn that a fourth wave has already begun, and as evidenced by the model developed by mathematicians cited by the “DGP”, in the fall it could cost Poland up to 55,000 additional victims. Much depends on how many people are able to be vaccinated and acquire immunity before we count the number of infections in the thousands (Ministry of Health forecast), if not in the tens of thousands (Projection of the Center for Mathematical Modeling, University of Warsaw).
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