Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Vaccines in Poland still arrive late and in a lesser amount

 President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, named Poland as an example of a country that is best in the EU to deal with vaccinating citizens.

- As an example of success, you gave Poland. Yes, I agree. The Polish government is doing great with vaccinations and could vaccinate many more Poles and those who want. Still, there is only one "but": there are not enough vaccines, - wrote the former prime minister Beata Szydło.

Szydło explained that by signing the contracts for the supply of vaccines, the European Commission assumed the obligation to enforce these contracts effectively. - On February 8, another batch of one of the vaccines was to arrive in Poland. It will arrive on February 11 and not 100 percent, as was assumed in the contract, but by 20 percent less, - she said. 

- What's next? What will the next weeks and months be? Today, this is the most crucial task of the European Commission. To effectively enforce the contracts that have been signed so that each Member State receives the number of vaccines it needs. There is no more critical task today - she emphasized. - Solidarity counts, but also effectiveness - added the former prime minister.