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    The Deputy Minister of Health assures: all willing senior citizens will be vaccinated!

    – I hope that the COVID-19 vaccination for senior citizens will start on Monday without any obstacles – said Deputy Minister of Health Waldemar Kraska. He also assured that all willing senior citizens would be vaccinated.

    Kraska said that he had already taken his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during the interview on Radio Zet on Saturday morning. He confirmed that as a doctor who could vaccinate at group zero, he is thus the only member of the government who has done so. 

    The Deputy Minister referred to Friday’s queues of senior citizens at vaccination centres. Enrollment for people over 70 years old vaccination began Friday, and seniors over 80 have been signing up for a week. Vaccination of these groups will begin on January 25.

    Kraska pointed out that the problem lies not in logistics, but in the number of vaccines that are guaranteed for Poland in the first quarter of this year.

    ‘The senior citizens’ group is a very disciplined group and if they want to vaccinate themselves, they would want to get to that point personally. I have repeatedly said in interviews that it can be done by the phone,’ stressed the Deputy Minister.

    He assured that he gives guarantees that all willing senior citizens would be vaccinated. He also expressed hope that vaccinations for senior citizens would go off without a hitch on Monday. Kraska said vaccine supplies should be increased in the near future. 

    ‘At the moment, we have almost 80 million vaccines guaranteed to reach Poland by the end of the year. Everyone is keen that these vaccines arrive as soon as possible, which is in the first six months of the year,’ he said. 

    At the same time, he pointed out that the government is not saving money on vaccines. ‘The issue of finances does not play any role in the purchase of vaccines,’ said the Deputy Minister of Health.


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