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COVID-19: Vaccination of teenagers to commence on June 7

Poland will start vaccinating teenagers aged 12-15 against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on June 7, Michał Dworczyk, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office and the government plenipotentiary in charge of the national vaccination programme, announced on Tuesday.

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The official said that the group of children at that age amasses some 2,500,000 pupils.

“In connection with a decision taken by the European Medicines Agency and recommendations of the Polish Medical Council, these children will receive a Pfizer product,” Mr Dworczyk said.

According to him, at first, children will be vaccinated at all vaccination points while, in September, after the beginning of the new school year, vaccines will also be administered at schools.

The European Medicines Agency approved a motion on Friday to extend the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 15.

Tuesday saw 588 new confirmed COVID-19 infections in Poland, while the number of active cases has decreased and amounts to 158,340. As of Tuesday, a total of 20,084,619 people have been vaccinated in Poland, including 13,707,350 with the first dose and 7,019,149 with the second dose or the J&J vaccine.

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