Tuesday, January 19, 2021

What's up with Pfizer? Yesterday, Poland received half of contracted vaccine doses

 On Monday, Poland received 176,000 doses of vaccine out of 360,000 scheduled to arrive. Not all node hospitals that were due to start the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech received the product. As a result, vaccinations with the first dose were suspended in some facilities.

The vaccination schedule in Poland was influenced by Pfizer's decisions - informed the government plenipotentiary for the vaccination program, Michał Dworczyk. He said that in the coming weeks, "it will not be 360,000 doses as contracted but 296,000 then a little more. The number of these vaccines is expected to increase in mid-February."

He announced that the vaccination of 70+ seniors would start on January 25. He added that the duration of vaccination in group 0 will slightly extend. He also ensured that doses were secured for all patients who received their first vaccination.

As of Monday at 2 pm the number of people who received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Poland reached 475,264. Adverse reactions occurred in 133 inoculated people.

The question remains. Why is Pfizer reducing the shipments to Poland? The quick scan of the news doesn't show any problems in the US. Only the state of New York reported that they received 50,000 fewer doses of the vaccine than the week before.