According to the health minister, research indicates a high level of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the Polish population of more than 91 percent.
Adam Niedzielski, speaking to PAP on Tuesday, cited the findings of a recent research conducted by the National Institute of Public Health – National Institute of Hygiene. Its goal was to establish the population’s cumulative infection exposure, known as sero-prevalence. According to the research, 91.1 percent of Polish individuals aged 20 and above possessed anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.
“The data… indicate the high level of antibodies in society, which obviously impacts our immunity,” he said, adding that they “provide us with a certain assurance of safety in the future months and weeks… especially considering the fact that no new corona virus mutation has surfaced.”
Niedzielski went on to say that the high level of antibodies in the Polish population confirms the success of vaccination while also indicating a reasonably big contact with the virus during the previous coronavirus wave.
From March 20, 2020 until May 15, 2022, Poland was under an epidemic state. Following that, the condition of epidemic alert was implemented with significantly less constraints..