WARSAW, 2 Mar – RIA Novosti. Poland is offering COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to “share” a license, Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Blaszczak said on Polish Radio.
Poland is currently receiving vaccines from three manufacturers – Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca. All deliveries take place exclusively within the framework of the European agreement. The country's authorities have repeatedly expressed complaints against manufacturers that all three firms do not fulfill previously concluded agreements regarding the timing and volume of vaccine supplies.
“The agreement that was signed by the European Commission turned out to be ineffective – an agreement with vaccine manufacturers. During the last EU summit, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki suggested that firms share their licenses, that is, that firms that have developed and approved vaccines do the production of this vaccine is also possible for other companies, including those operating in Poland, “Blaszczak said.
According to him, there are opportunities for vaccine production in Poland. “We are ready for this and have the appropriate potential,” the Minister of Defense said.
He also confirmed that the country's authorities are considering purchasing a vaccine from China. “Tomorrow, the next meeting of the anti-crisis management group will take place. We will discuss this topic. We are looking for opportunities for the earliest possible vaccination of as much of the population of Polish society as possible,” Blaszczak said.
According to the latest data, a total of more than 3.85 million doses of the vaccine have been delivered to Poland, of which more than 3.33 million have already been used.