New vaccine against COVID-19 available from December 6. Who will be able to use it?

New vaccine against COVID-19 available from December 6.  Who will be able to use it?

The Ministry of Health announced that a new coronavirus vaccine will be available on the Polish pharmaceutical market from December 6. The preparation will be adapted to combat the Kraken (XBB) variant.

The number of coronavirus infections in Poland is increasing. According to experts, we are currently going through another wave of diseases. Official statistics – as Dr. Grzesiowski emphasized in a recent interview with “Wprost” – do not reflect the real scale of the problem. “Even with the poor diagnostics we currently have, it is clear that we have more and more coronavirus infections. About 40 percent of tests are positive. This shows that we are facing an increasing wave of infections. We see it everywhere around us – lots of patients are sick. Staff in medical facilities are also getting sick and there are no isolation places for patients,” the doctor noted. Vaccination remains the most effective method of protection against coronavirus.

Who will benefit from the new COVID-19 vaccine?

The new preparation against the Kraken variant will be available from December 6 at vaccination points (clinics and pharmacies) for all interested people. This means that anyone who wishes to do so will be able to accept it. Vaccination is free of charge. As the Ministry of Health emphasizes, the vaccine is safe. It received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), which operates at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The preparation works similarly to other COVID-19 vaccines currently on the market. Its composition has only been updated and adapted to combat the Kraken variant.

How to get vaccinated against COVID-19?

Registration for vaccination against COVID-19 can be done in several ways, electronically or by phone. Just do one of the following:

  • call the free hotline 989 (open 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.).

  • register online via e-Registration (available at or the MojeIKP mobile application,

  • register directly at the vaccination point (preferably by phone)

An e-referral entitles you to accept the preparation. It is usually generated automatically during registration. In some cases, the document is issued by a doctor. This applies to people who do not have a PESEL number, as well as patients with chronic diseases. Patients will be informed about the need to visit the doctor’s office. You should stop drinking alcohol a few days before vaccination (it is worth abstaining also a few days after taking the preparation). You should not stop taking medications on your own. The patient does not have to fast.

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