Vaccination points at which people will be able to receive coronavirus shots have been prepared in almost all areas of Poland.

In the run – up to the launch of a nationwide inoculation programme, Health Ministry said that 98.5 percent of the population had a guaranteed opportunity to get vaccinated, while work to set up vaccination points in the remaining districts was underway.

The first batch of coronavirus shots are expected to arrive in the country on Saturday, and the first 10,000 Polish citizens are set to be inoculated a day later.

Priority will be given to healthcare staff, followed by pensioners in care homes, people over 60, police, soldiers and teachers.

Poles who are in non- priority – groups will be able to sign up for Covid – 19 shots from Jan 15.

Poland on Wednesday reported 12,361 new coronavirus infections and 472 more deaths, bringing its total number of cases tp 1,226,883 and fatalities to 26,255.

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