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Number of vaccination drop-outs on the rise in Poland

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The number of people who have skipped the second dose of a coronavirus vaccine has increased from several thousand two months ago to 20,000-30,000 today, the Polish health minister has said.

Adam Niedzielski said that "the figures are a reason for concern." This could be caused by the diminishing sense of threat in society as infection numbers have dropped significantly, according to Niedzielski.

"It is a false belief because taking the first dose doesn't protect against infection," Niedzielski said.

Among vaccinated people who did contract coronavirus, only 8% have been fully vaccinated, the minister observed. A total of 30,148,610 COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered in Poland so far, officials announced on Tuesday.

Poland had injected over 17.1 million first doses of COVID-19 vaccines, while more than 14 million people had been fully inoculated. Public health authorities said that 12,717 adverse reactions had been reported among those who received the vaccine s.

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