Reuters: Citing lack of data, Polish health minister does not recommend Chinese shot
Wed March, 2021, Age: 3 years
Poland’s vaccine campaign has been hampered, as it has in much of Europe, by shortages in vaccine supply from companies like AstraZeneca and Pfizer. In an effort to accelerate its vaccine campaign against the coronavirus, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda was reported to have spoken with Chinese President Xi Jinping about buying Chinese made shots. However, on Wednesday, Polish Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said that he would not currently recommend the Chinese produced Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, citing a lack of data. “At the moment I do not know of any decision, I do not know of any data that would allow for the use (of that vaccine).” Cases in Poland have sharply spiked in the past week, jumping to 15,698 on Wednesday from 7,937 a day earlier.