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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.

Vaccination is voluntary and free for both Czech and foreign nationals.

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.

 

Vaccination of foreigners 

Foreign nationals are eligible to vaccination covered by the health insurance company in the following situations:

  • They are insured by the public health insurance system in the Czech Republic (due to the performance of gainful activities or on the basis of European coordination regulations). To register for vaccination, foreigners can use their national identification number.
  • They are insured in another EU state and are entitled to full medical care in the CR (holders of the S1 standard form). To register for vaccination, foreigners can use their national identification number usually assigned to them after an auxiliary registration.
  • They are insured in another EU state and are entitled to necessary care in the CR based on the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and they arrange an auxiliary registration at a Czech health insurance company. The registration will take place using the insurance identification number obtain from a Czech health insurance company. Foreigners must carry out what is called an auxiliary registration with one of the seven Czech health insurance companies.

Vaccination of other groups of foreigners according to their status is now being negotiated.

 

WHO?

Based on the vaccination schedule, vaccination is now available for the following groups of people:

  • People aged 45+
  • Academic staff of Czech public and private universities (from 3rd May)
  • People looking after another person and receiving a special benefit for care in the 3rd and 4th degree of dependence (from 3rd May)
  • People aged 55+ (from 28th April)
  • People aged 65+ (from 14th April)
  • Clients and staff of social care homes
  • People hospitalized at healthcare facilities for long-term inpatient care
  • Healthcare workers
  • Persons involved in the care of COVID-positive people
  • Staff of sampling points and laboratories
  • People who perform professions important for the preservation of the fundamental functions of the state
  • People with chronic diseases or medical conditions posing a high risk of severe course of COVID-19 infection
  • Social services workers

 

WHERE?

If you fall into one of the groups above, you can get vaccinated at a vaccination centre or at your GP surgery.

To choose the nearest vaccination centre, use the map and the list of vaccination centres in Prague and the Central Bohemia Region. Registration can be done through the online Central Reservation System or on the 1221 telephone line.

Prague set up a large-scale vaccination centre in the Prague Congress Centre at Vyšehrad. Have a look at information about the Metropolitan vaccination centre before planning a visit there.

 

Only patients aged 45+ and patients with severe diseases who are at risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms may currently get vaccinated at their GPs.

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

 

Information on vaccination in Prague

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 now available in Czech but an English version is being planned.

For more information call the free Prague vaccination helpline 800 160 166. The helpline is open on working days: 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 non-governmental non-profit organisations and the Integration Centre Prague. You can also use free interpreting and accompaniment.