In Poland, on the basis of the Regulation of the Minister of Health on the COVID-19 prevention method of December 31, 2020 (Journal of Laws of 2021, item 10), protective vaccinations have been introduced as a method of COVID-19 prevention. Vaccinations are voluntary and free. Vaccinations against Covid-19 are intended for persons residing in the territory of the Republic of Poland, who turned 18 years of age at the latest on the day of vaccination, who are not vaccinated or have not completed documented vaccination.
The National Immunization Program assumes that Covid-19 vaccine can also be given to foreigners, who live in Poland legally, i.e. who have a temporary or permanent residence card. A work permit or a certificate of study is not required, because temporary stay does not always involve a work permit or study. The residence card, during its validity period, confirms the identity of the foreigner during his stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland. Lack of a residence card excludes the possibility of vaccination. A foreigner who registers in Poland for a minimum 30-day stay on the basis of a residence card, both for permanent and temporary registration, will automatically receive a Personal ID Number.
There is no division in terms of nationality during vaccinations. Vaccination stages are the same to foreigners, just like to everyone else: due to age or profession. For persons with Personal ID Number, a referral for vaccination is issued in the IT system automatically, in accordance with the vaccination schedule. In case of people without a Personal ID Number, the referral is issued individually by the medical staff of the vaccination center.