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COVID-19 Vaccination in Prague

Here you can learn which foreign nationals are eligible for vaccination against COVID-19 in the CR, where to register and where to get vaccinated. We will also provide you with reliable sources of information and contacts that are helpful if you need help with vaccination. The information is regularly updated.

Big vaccination centres located outside healthcare facilities are gradually closing in the whole of the Czech Republic. The Metropolitan Vaccination Centre is also winding down its operations and, as planned, from Friday 17th September 2021 it is no longer run by the City of Prague. The vaccination centre continues to operate in a limited regime under Medicon, a.s., a company that has been involved in the operation of the centre since its launch in April 2021.

The vaccination centre is moving to a new space in the building – you can find it by the entrance No. 8. The centre will continue to vaccinate adults and children over the age of 12 as well as unregistered vaccination seekers. Vaccination will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. The expected capacity is about 100 clients a day. This may be increased depending on the situation.

People who have booked their appointments at the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre after 17th September will be contacted by telephone and informed of all alternative options and rebooked.  Those interested in getting vaccinated may register at other sites that will continue in operation, such as hospitals, smaller vaccination sites or GP surgeries. It will still be possible to come to vaccination sites without prior registration. A list of currently operating vaccination centres including those that can be visited without registration is available here and here.

 

All up-to-date information is published on this website.

 

Vaccination sites with no need for prior registration have opened in Prague. You can just come and get vaccinated there. A list of all vaccination sites that can be visited without prior registration is available at ockoreport.uzis.cz 

The Prague City Hall has set up a separate page No Registration on their website ockovani.praha.eu, where you can find all information about vaccination in the Vaccination Bus and other places that offer vaccination without registration.

Would you like to know where to get vaccinated in Prague as a self-payer? See ockoreport.uzis.cz.

Starting from 1st July, persons over the age of 12 can register for the vaccination.

Minors over the age of 16 do not have to be accompanied by a legal guardian to receive the vaccine. They can give informed consent to the vaccination themselves (with the exception of persons with intellectual disabilities). The consent does not have to be in writing, but the vaccination site staff may ask for the written form. More information is available here.

From 11th June, vaccination is available even for people who are not insured with a Czech health insurance company. Read here for more information.

COVID-19 information hotline (dial 1221) is also available in English
from anywhere in the Czech Republic daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccination for Foreigners and Self-Payers

 

WHERE to get vaccinated? 

  1. INSURED people – at any vaccination site chosen at registration.
    Use the map and the list of vaccination centres in Prague and the Central Bohemian Region to choose the nearest vaccination centre. In addition to the web-based Central Reservation System, registration may also be done through the 1221 telephone line.

 

  1. UNINSURED people (SELF-PAYERS) – at specific vaccination sites (6 in Prague) listed here: registrace.mzcr.cz/samoplatci/ocm.

 

The City of Prague has established a large-capacity vaccination centre at the Prague Congress Centre in Vyšehrad Take a look at the details about the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre before your visit.

 

GPs can now vaccinate patients over 16 years of age and severely ill patients at a high risk of severe symptoms from COVID-19.

Patients registered for vaccination through the Central Reservation System cannot be vaccinated at their GP’s surgery and vice versa!

 

HOW to register for vaccination? 

A step-by-step guide on how to register is available here.

 

WHO can get vaccinated?

People INSURED by the public health insurance system in the CR or the EU who are:

  • Insured in the public health insurance system in the CR due to the performance of gainful activities or on the basis of European coordination regulations.
  • Registration: using the national identification number.

Insured in another EU state and are entitled to full medical care in the CR (holders of the S1 standard form) Registration: using the insurance identification number assigned after an auxiliary registration with one of the seven Czech health insurance companies.

Insured in another EU state and are entitled to necessary care in the CR based on the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Registration: using the insurance identification number assigned after an auxiliary registration with one of the seven Czech health insurance companies.

 

UNINSURED people (SELF-PAYERS) in the public health insurance system in the CR or the EU who are:

  • Citizens of the Czech Republic or
  • Foreign nationals (from the EU or third countries) with a permitted stay in the CR over 90 days who meet one of the following conditions:
  • They have a valid long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic;
  • They have a valid long-term visa;
  • They are EU citizens with a certificate of a temporary residence or a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic;

They are family members of an EU citizen with a certificate of a temporary residence or a residence permit in the Czech Republic.

 

WHAT VACCINES are used?

UNINSURED people (SELF-PAYERS) are vaccinated with the COMIRNATY vaccine from BionTech/Pfizer. Others are vaccinated by vaccines available in the vaccination site or at their GP.

 

HOW MUCH is it? 

The vaccination is free for INSURED people.

The maximum price of one dose of the vaccine including application for the UNINSURED people (SELF-PAYERS) is CZK 810. The maximum price for both doses is CZK 1,620.

 

WHEN and how do I get the EU COVID-19 certificate?

Immediately after the vaccination on the Citizen’s Vaccination Portal.

 

What if I got the first dose ABROAD? 

People vaccinated with the first dose of an EMA (EU) approved vaccine abroad may be vaccinated with the second dose of the same vaccine in the CR and will be issued the certificate after that. It is necessary to prove that the first dose has been received and to make an individual arrangement on the application of the second dose with the vaccination site.

 

Do you need advice?

For more information, see the website of the Prague City Hall, which includes all information you need to know about COVID-19, updates, frequently asked questions and answers, as well as practical advice on the registration process. The website is available in Czech for now with an English version planned.

For further questions, feel free to call the free Prague vaccination helpline 800 160 166. The helpline is open on Mon and Wed 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tue and Thu 8 a.m.to 3 p.m., Fri 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m..

Do you need advice on vaccination but do not speak Czech? Take advantage of free counselling of NGOs and the Integration Centre Prague. Do you need an interpreter? You can also use the services of free interpreting and accompaniment.

 

Other important contacts:

  • TELEPHONE INFORMATION LINE: 1221 (Czech and English)
  • WEBSITE: ockovani.praha.eu (Czech and English) expat.praha.eu (English)
  • EMAIL: ockovani@praha.eu (Czech and English)