Poland says Moderna delays COVID-19 vaccine supply

Polish healthcare workers (L) help during a mass nationwide testing for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Zilina, Slovakia, January 23, 2021. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa/File Photo

WARSAW, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Moderna (MRNA.O) has cancelled its coronavirus vaccines supply to Poland scheduled for Tuesday, a government official said, adding the delivery could be supplied during the weekend at the earliest.

"Unfortunately tomorrow's delivery of Moderna vaccines has been cancelled. We will be modifying the vaccination schedule if needed," the Polish prime minister's top aide Michal Dworczyk told a news conference on Monday.

Poland has been receiving coronavirus vaccinations as part of the European Union's procurement scheme. Warsaw has also ordered vaccines outside the EU agreement, local media reported.

Poland has vaccinated over 700.000 up to date, mostly medics and some elderly. The country planned to vaccinate 3 million people in the first quarter of 2021.

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Reporting by Pawel Florkiewicz; Writing by Agnieszka Barteczko; Editing by Catherine Evans

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