Persons with refugee status and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection have the same status as German citizens within the social insurance system. This includes membership in the statutory health insurance, if they have a job other than minimal employment (i.e. a low-paid part time job). If they are unemployed, the job centre or the social welfare office provides them with a health insurance card which entitles them to the same medical care as statutory health insurance. Access to Covid-19 vaccines is based on residence in Germany and not health insurance status. As a result, beneficiaries of international protection have access to vaccines in the same conditions as all other persons living in Germany.
 Federal Ministry of Health, ‘Verordnung zum Anspruch auf Schutzimpfung gegen das Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus-Impfverordnung – CoronaImpfV)‘, 1 June 2021, Section 1, available in German at https://bit.ly/3wO3IDX.