As we reported on Monday, during the press conference, the spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Wojciech Andrusiewicz, announced that free flu vaccinations would start on November 23. On the same day, the provisions on the prevention of influenza in the 2021/2022 season were published in the Journal of Laws. Vaccinations will be carried out at approximately 3,000 vaccination points. The dose can be taken by persons 18 years of age or older. The action will last until March 31, 2022 or until the stocks of the Governmental Agency for Strategic Reserves are exhausted.
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Free flu vaccination. Can they be combined with the COVID-19 vaccination?
Dr hab. Ewa Augustynowicz, whose words are quoted by RMF FM, emphasized that “influenza vaccination reduces the frequency of infections and the severity of the disease” and protects against complications in the course of the flu. Moreover, it is the most effective and cheapest prevention strategy.
Can the preparation be combined with the anti-COVID-19 preparation? The expert explained that “people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 at any time can get the flu vaccine.” The flu vaccine can be taken together with the COVID-19 vaccination or the pneumococcal vaccination.
How do I get the flu vaccine? Applications at any point and without a prescription
People interested in influenza vaccination do not need a prescription, referral or other documents. It is enough for people without symptoms of infection or fever to come to the selected point and make an appointment. Before vaccination, you only need to fill in the statement available on the gov.pl website, and then visit a doctor who will decide whether there are any contraindications for taking the preparation. A map of vaccination points and a template of the declaration can be found HERE.