• Anila Noor

Vaccine4All, All4Vaccine Campaign

Updated: May 17



The Problem


As countries across the globe push forward in Covid-19 recovery efforts, it is essential to ensure that all people have equal and equitable access to vaccines in order to fully recover. Given that already vulnerable groups have been made even more vulnerable during the pandemic, vaccine allocation and distribution plans must ensure that no one gets left behind. Given the infodemic caused by Covid-19, and the abundance of misinformation and confusion regarding the vaccine, providing adequate and accurate information about the vaccine is equally as important as providing the vaccine itself.


Below you can find the Factsheet – Vaccination Strategies and Standards


General Standards for Reception and Integration in the EU


Standards for the reception of applicants for international protection (Directive 2013/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council)

The Directive:

• ensures that applicants have access to housing, food, clothing, health care,

education for minors and access to employment (within a maximum period of 9

months)

• provides particular attention to vulnerable persons, especially unaccompanied

minors and victims of torture. EU countries must conduct an individual assessment

to identify the special reception needs of vulnerable persons and to ensure that

vulnerable asylum seekers can access medical and psychological support.

• includes rules regarding the detention of asylum seekers and consider alternatives of

detention in full respect Of the fundamental rights.

EUR-Lex - 32013L0033 - EN - EUR-Lex (europa.eu)


Action plan on Integration and Inclusion 2021-2027 (Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions)

The action plan on integration and inclusion 2021-2027 promotes inclusion for all,

recognizing the important contribution of migrants to the EU and addressing the barriers that can hinder participation and inclusion of people with a migrant background, from newcomers to citizens, in European society. It is built on the principle that inclusive integration requires efforts from both the person and the host community and includes new actions that build on the achievements of the previous action plan from 2016.

· III. HealthObjectives:

§ Migrants and EU citizens with a migrant background are informed about their rights and have equal access to regular health care services, […] under the conditions established by national law and practices.

§ Specific challenges faced by migrant women, including prenatal and post-natal healthcare for mothers, are fully considered when facilitating access to health care services.

o Promote access to health care services for migrants

o Support and promote exchange between the Member States

European Web Site on Integration - European Commission (europa.eu)


Vaccination Standards



UK ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



‑ Vaccine is for everyone but only possible when in the specific group which s allowed to get the vaccine at the moment

‑ You can check online or through text message if they are eligible or people get contacted automatically

‑ Registration online, at a local pharmacy or KEP

‑ Vaccination is free

‑ Greek Social Security number (AMKA) is needed, if not existing it is advised to go visit a KEP to book an appointment

‑ Online registration only in Greek

Sweden ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



- Vaccination is offered for everyone older than 18 years with priority given to those most in need of help to prevent serious illness.

- Vaccination is free of charge for everyone who wants to get vaccinated.

- LMA card is necessary, if not yet received, a certificate to prove application for asylum is also accepted.

- Webpages have many different languages

- Health assessment will not affect the application for asylum

Germany ⭐⭐⭐



‑ Vaccine is for everyone, but it’s only possible if you are in the specific group which at that moment is allowed to get the vaccine

‑ National information hotline 116 117

‑ Different registration helplines per state

‑ Online / phone registration per state

‑ Different registration regimes per state

‑ Different information sheets in various languages available

‑ No charge

‑ Documents needed vary for each state

Denmark⭐⭐⭐




‑ Vaccine is for everyone but it’s only possible if you are in the specific group which at that moment is allowed to get the vaccine

‑ If it’s your turn, you will be notified via e-Boks. Some will also be informed through their employer. If exempt from receiving Digital Post, you will get a letter through the mail.

‑ Online registration only

‑ Vaccine is free of charge

‑ NemID is needed for the vaccination appointment

‑ Information booklet in many languages, but online registration only in Danish or English


Italy⭐⭐



‑ Vaccine is for everyone but it’s only possible if you are in the specific group which at that moment is allowed to get the vaccine

‑ If it’s your turn, you will be notified via e-Boks. Some will also be informed through their employer. If exempt from receiving Digital Post, you will get a letter through the mail.

‑ Online registration only

‑ Vaccine is free of charge

‑ NemID is needed for the vaccination appointment

‑ Information booklet in many languages, but online registration only in Danish or English


Norway⭐⭐



‑ Vaccine is for everyone, but it’s only possible if you are in the specific group which at that moment is allowed to get the vaccine

‑ You get contacted by your municipality or doctor

‑ For information go to helsenorge.no or call 815 55 015

‑ Information available in Norwegian and English only

‑ no charge

‑ no documents

Belgium⭐⭐



‑ Vaccine is for everyone, but only possible if you in the specific group that is allowed to get the vaccine at the moment

‑ You get contacted if it’s your turn to register (SMS, Mail, or letter)

‑ Online or phone registration

‑ Information available in English, French, German, and Dutch

‑ No charge

‑ Identity card, health questionnaire, and Invitation letter/E-Ticket

‑ Youtube videos for different topics


Spain⭐⭐




- Asylum seekers and Refugees have access under the same conditions as Spanish population following the general vaccination plan

- Access to the public healthcare system through Individual Healthcare Card

- Card is free for registered individuals or individuals in special situations

- Register online via application form and receive a card by mail.

- Health service of each autonomous Community will contact according to prioritization order

- Language is usually Spanish or English

Greece⭐


‑ Vaccine is for everyone but only possible when in the specific group which s allowed to get the vaccine at the moment

‑ You can check online or through text message if they are eligible or people get contacted automatically

‑ Registration online, at a local pharmacy or KEP

‑ Vaccination is free

‑ Greek Social Security number (AMKA) is needed, if not existing it is advised to go visit a KEP to book an appointment

‑ Online registration only in Greek


Netherlands ⭐




‑ Vaccine is for everyone but only possible if in the specific group which is allowed to get the vaccine at the moment

‑ invitation via letter or email

‑ people can make an appointment by telephone.

‑ The letter will tell where you will get the vaccination

‑ Identity card is needed at the appointment

‑ Vaccination is free of charge

‑ Information only in Dutch and English

‑ Non-residents need to be in the non-resident Record Database (RNI) to get vaccinated



Research compiled in May 2021 by students in the International NGO Law and Policy Project at the ZHAW School of Management and Law.

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