Ukrainian children in Poland for three months need vaccines says ministry

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Ukrainian children, who fled the war in Ukraine, will have to have compulsory vaccinations in line with the Polish health programme, if they have been in Poland for three months or longer, the health ministry has said.

In response to a query by PAP, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday that children in the country less than three months can get vaccinated voluntarily under the Preventative Vaccines Programme(PSO), which is binding for Polish citizens.

Vaccination of new-borns against tuberculosis and viral hepatitis B, as well as further vaccinations covered by the PSO, are compulsory for all children born in Poland.

Post-exposure vaccinations, which are required to ensure the life and health of patients (tetanus, rabies), should be administered immediately in line with a doctor's decision.