Poland widens access to COVID-19 vaccines from April

FILE PHOTO: People wait to receive the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a temporary vaccination centre at the International Fair in Poznan, Poland, January 25, 2021. Lukasz Cynalewski/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS \

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland will widen access to COVID-19 vaccines in April to those in their 40s and 50s, as it aims to inoculate all citizens who want to become vaccinated by the end of August, the government said on Tuesday.

Poland, with a population of 38 million, wants to administer 10 million COVID vaccine doses per month, the government said.

The country has reported a surge in new coronavirus cases in the past weeks, with many hospitals running out of beds and ventilators.

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