36% of foreigners working in Poland would like to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in our country. This is evidenced by the results of the sociological study ‘A foreign employee during the pandemic’ conducted in April and May 2021 by the EWL Group agency and the Centre for East European Studies at the University of Warsaw.
The study showed that 36.1% of foreign employees are ready to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in Poland if given such an opportunity. 31.1% of respondents are not ready to be vaccinated in our country. Almost every third (32%) economic migrant is undecided about vaccinations in Poland. In addition, only one percent of respondents (0.8%) declared that they have already been vaccinated against COVID-19 or are in the process of vaccinations.
‘We predict that the number of foreign employees willing to be vaccinated in Poland will increase. This is due to the fact that some migrants will be vaccinated in our country individually. On the other hand, they also know that in Poland they will be able to get the vaccination faster than in their own country’– emphasises Michał Wierzchowski, sales director at the EWL Group.
Michał Wierzchowski adds that the agency has already decided to organise vaccinations for its foreign employees who are willing to be vaccinated, and the agency also has some ideas to help convince the undecided.
Let us be reminded that, according to the information from the Ministry of Health, foreigners with legal residence in Poland can take advantage of the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19 free of charge.