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    Information about the obligation to vaccinate against COVID-19 of medical students

    18.01.2022 19:46
    Author: Administrator UMB
    Please be informed that under the Regulation of the Minister of Health of December 22, 2021, amending the regulation on the declaration of an epidemic in the territory of the Republic of Poland (Journal Of Laws of 2021, item 2398) - the content of the regulation is available at:
    the obligation to vaccinate against COVID-19 has been introduced, among others, for students studying in the fields of study preparing for the medical profession referred to in Article 68 (1) (1-8) of the Act of July 20, 2018. - Law on higher education and science (Journal Of Laws of 2021 item 478, 619, 1630, 2141 and 2232), i.e. students of specializations preparing to perform the following professions:
    1) doctor,
    2) dentist,
    3) pharmacist,
    4) nurse,
    5) midwife,
    6) laboratory diagnostician,
    7) physiotherapist,
    8) paramedic.
    The above-mentioned students are required to undergo preventive vaccination, which will result in receiving an EU digital certificate within the meaning of Article 2 (2) of the Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council (EU) 2021/953 of June 14, 2021 on a framework for the issuance, verification and recognition of interoperable vaccination, test result and recovery certificates in relation to COVID-19 (EU digital COVID certificate) to facilitate free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic (Office Journal Of EU L 211 of June 15, 2021, p. 1), no later than March 1, 2022. The obligation also applies to persons in whose cases, by March 1, 2022 more than 6 months will have elapsed since the positive result of the diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2.
    The obligation to vaccinate against COVID-19 applies to people who have no contraindications for vaccination in terms of their health. Contraindications to vaccination are listed in the Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) of the vaccines.
    Bearing in mind the above, please follow the COVID-19 vaccination obligation. Fulfillment of the obligation will be necessary to participate in classes carried out in classroom.
    At the same time, in order to ensure the safety of patients, employees, doctoral students and students, we ask all other, not yet vaccinated students, as well as doctoral students and employees to undergo vaccinations against COVID-19, and anyone who is eligible is encouraged to take a booster dose.
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