Almost 69 percent of Warsaw and Warsaw residents are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Thanks to this result, the capital took first place in the government competition for the Most Resilient Commune in Poland in the category of communes with more than one hundred thousand inhabitants. As a reward, he will receive a million zlotys to fight the pandemic. On a national scale, Podkowa Leśna fared best, where 70.24 percent of the population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The government tried to encourage Poles to vaccinate against COVID-19 through a competition with financial prizes for local governments. The Most Resilient Municipalities were selected as part of the turnout campaign. The prizes were awarded in several categories – national and other, taking into account the number of inhabitants: up to 30 thousand, from 30 to 100 thousand and over 100 thousand.
In the national category, the winner was the Podkowa Leśna commune near Warsaw, where 70.24 percent of the inhabitants were fully vaccinated. The commune is entitled to a prize of two million zlotys.
The communes distinguished in the other categories will receive an award of one million zlotys. In the category of large municipalities (over 100,000 inhabitants), Warsaw came out best, where 68.79 per cent of the population had vaccinated.
In the category of medium-sized communes (from 30,000 to 100,000 inhabitants), the following communes were ranked the highest: Piaseczno in Mazovia 65.16 percent of those vaccinated, Luboń in Wielkopolska 63.61 percent and Pruszków in Mazovia 63.16 percent.
In the category of small municipalities, over 40 municipalities are eligible for the award, headed by, apart from the Mazowieckie Podkowa Leśna municipality: the Wronki municipality in Wielkopolska, where 70.16 percent of the inhabitants were vaccinated, and the Ustronie Morskie municipality in the Zachodniopomorskie Province – 69.95 percent of those vaccinated.
Town Hall: over 1.2 million inhabitants have already been vaccinated in the capital
The capital city hall informed that the funds received as part of the competition will be allocated to fighting and counteracting the pandemic. As officials specify, it is about activities related to “combating infection, preventing the spread of the virus, preventing and combating the effects, including social, of this disease”.
– We will allocate funds, inter alia, to psychiatric and psychological support for people who face crises caused by a pandemic – including social isolation – said the Mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, quoted in the press release.
In the capital, beds for the treatment of patients infected with coronavirus are located in the city hospitals: Południe, Solec, Grochowski, Praga, Bielański, Wolski and Czerniakowski.
– Since the beginning of the vaccination campaign, we have already carried out over 600,000 vaccinations at the vaccination points organized by the capital city of Warsaw. As part of the next edition of the ‘Warsaw vaccinates’ information campaign, we encourage residents to take a booster dose of the vaccine. In addition to the network of municipal clinics that vaccinate volunteers, there is also a municipal vaccination point at the Palace of Culture and Science, and on weekends at Hoover Square. We still vaccinate students in schools, organize smear points where COVID-19 tests can be performed. As can be seen from the number of vaccinated residents, these actions bring real results – said vice-president Renata Kaznowska, quoted in the press release.
As reported by the capital city hall, according to the latest data (as of November 15), the number of fully vaccinated residents in Warsaw is 1,234,232 people, i.e. 68.7 percent. The highest percentage of people vaccinated with at least one dose is in the group of residents over 70 (almost 87 percent). In turn, the highest number of vaccinated people are people aged 20-39 (almost 85 percent) and people aged 40-59 (almost 81 percent). More than 76 percent of people in the 60-69 age group also took at least one dose of the vaccine. Warsaw can also boast a very high vaccination rate among young people – over 66 percent.
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