22 Sep 2022
Poland’s government is set to launch a new campaign urging people to get a second Covid booster vaccination.
According to the country’s Minister of Health, Adam Niedzielski, a fresh campaign was required as the current lack of interest in getting a second Covid booster jab was “absolutely unsatisfactory.”
“On Friday, we launched the possibility of signing up for the fourth dose, or the second booster, but I'm talking here about a drug that covers the latest variant of coronavirus, which is Omicron,” he stated.
“It's a vaccine that also contains antigens for the BA1 version, and here we've started registrations. At the moment we have about 150,000 people signed up and about 34,000 have had the vaccine,” he added.
The Health Minister went on to define current vaccination numbers as “absolutely unsatisfactory,” indicating that around 12 million people in Poland have had three Covid vaccinations, “and that is the number, the people, that we want to persuade to continue with vaccinations to ensure their safety,” he continued.
Niedzielski also said that more action needs to be taken in order to encourage people to get a second booster jab, and as such a “new communication impulse” was required, The First News reports.
He added that on Friday a new awareness campaign would be launched in the country.
“And this is not some campaign built ad hoc but a campaign resulting from research conducted over the last few months on focus groups consisting of the very people that have doubts, that are wavering; we want to direct the campaign towards them,” Niedzielski went on to add.