The spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Wojciech Andrusiewicz, announced on Monday at a press conference that from Tuesday, adults will be able to get vaccinated against the flu free of charge. He added that at the moment the strategic reserve agency has “quite a large number of flu vaccines, but there are no such vaccines on the pharmacy market.”
From Tuesday, all adults will be able to get vaccinated against the flu – said the spokesman of the Ministry of Health Wojciech Andrusiewicz on Monday. He added that at the moment the strategic reserve agency has “quite a large number of flu vaccines, but there are no such vaccines on the pharmacy market.” – Until recently, this reimbursement covered the elderly, immunocompromised people, medics, uniformed services, but we see that nearly three thousand vaccination centers do not come forward for vaccines. This means that people from these risk groups do not use these vaccinations, hence the quick decision of the Minister of Health, Adam Niedzielski, and the launch of vaccinations for people aged 18 plus from tomorrow – he said.
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One million vaccines at the Strategic Reserve Agency
– Anyone over the age of 18 can go to the vaccination center and ask for a vaccination. There is no reason for POZ to refuse, because there are over a million vaccines available at the moment in the Governmental Agency for Strategic Reserves and these vaccines can be transferred on an ongoing basis – he assured.
In the light of the regulation in force so far, the influenza vaccine in the season 2021/2022 was intended to reimburse 13 groups of people indicated for vaccination due to exposure to influenza virus infection by their professional duties (including, among others, persons employed in healthcare entities, nurseries, educational institutions), place of stay (nursing homes, care and treatment facilities, hospices, long-term care units) or age (people over 75).
The peak of flu cases is observed every year in late fall and winter.
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