Vaccinations in schools among pupils and students aged 12 or more started today. Warsaw schools have also become strongly involved in the campaign. So far, over 72 000 children aged 12‒18 have been vaccinated in the capital, and several thousand pupils and students have signed up for the vaccines in schools.
This year, distance learning has been replaced by stationary education. It is thus even more important to vaccinate as many people as possible, including pupils and students. All Warsaw schools, both public and non-public, can join the action.
We need to be prepared for the fourth wave of the pandemic, which is why we have started another stage of the fight against COVID-19. In Warsaw schools, we are holding a vaccination campaign for pupils and students aged 12‒18. Importantly, parents and teachers can get vaccinated together with the children, said Rafał Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw. Let’s become vaccinated. Our own health and safety, and the health and safety of our loved ones, depend on that.
The vaccinations, depending on the number of volunteers, are organised in schools or in vaccination centres. The pilot campaign was carried out earlier in the area of Wola.
In accordance with the instructions issued by the Polish government, the vaccinations of pupils and students aged 12‒18 are to be carried out for a week, starting today. However, we would like to assure that if interest continues among students and parents, the campaign in Warsaw schools will be extended said Renata Kaznowska, Deputy Mayor of Warsaw.
So far 1,2 million people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Warsaw. The capital features 77 points where one can receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose. There are also weekend points operating in the Moczydło Water Park, in the Copernicus Science Centre, in the Warsaw Zoo and at Hoover Square. In addition, a municipal vaccination point, operating on weekdays and weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., is located near the Palace of Culture and Science, where COVID-19 tests can also be performed for a fee.