The Metropolitan Vaccination Centre will terminate operations on 17 September 2021.
Starting 1 September 2021, the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre will be open only on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. for both registered and non-registered people who wish to be vaccinated.
Starting 1 September 2021, the information line of the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre will be available Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The Metropolitan Vaccination Centre will terminate operations on 17 September 2021.
The Metropolitan Vaccination Centre
The City of Prague has established a large-capacity vaccination centre at the Prague Congress centre in Vyšehrad. The large-capacity vaccination centre at the Prague Congress Centre in Vyšehrad serves the wider public and vaccination is carried out there in accordance with the approved prioritisation of the vulnerable groups. Its strategic position means that it is easily accessible to the inhabitants of Prague and the Central Bohemian Region. The centre provides wheelchair access.
Starting 3 August 2021, the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre is making some of its capacity available to non-registered people who wish to be vaccinated, which can be anyone over the age of 12. They can come between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., with the periods between 10 and 11 a.m. and 3 and 4 p.m. tending to be less crowded. All information is available at the entrance to the vaccination centre. Non-registered persons will be vaccinated according to the currently available capacity. The centre administers the Comirnaty vaccine (BionTech/Pfizer). Starting Monday, 9 August, non-registered people will also be offered the single-dose Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson), which is intended for people over 18 years of age. In pilot operation, we expect to vaccinate about one-hundred non-registered people a day. The service is not currently available to self-payers.
The Metropolitan Vaccination Centre will terminate operations on 17 September 2021. With regard to still increasing vaccination coverage in Prague and the entire Czech Republic, large vaccination centres outside medical facilities are gradually closed down throughout September. More than 100,000 clients have been successfully fully vaccinated at the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre. Since the official start of operations on 6 April 2021 until today, health professionals at the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre in Vyšehrad have successfully administered more than 200,000 vaccines. People who have been scheduled to dates after 17 September will be rescheduled to another time by a telephone call. People who wish to be vaccinated may register themselves at other vaccination sites that will continue to operate, such as hospitals, smaller vaccination sites or general practitioners. For the list of current vaccination centres, visit the website ockoreport.uzis.cz.
The Prague Congress Centre
5. května 1640/65
Entrance no. 1 (next to the exit from the metro station)
It is only possible to enter the facility up to a maximum of 15 minutes before the booked vaccination time. You will not be allowed in prior to that.
How can you get to us? You can find more information on pedestrian and vehicle access, including wheelchair access, in the Navigace section.
The Metropolitan Vaccination Centre Information Line: 237 777 500
The line is operational between 8 am and 3 pm from Monday to Friday.
Starting 1 September 2021, the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre is open Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Bookings in the Central Reservation System are necessary for vaccinations at the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre. You will find the centre under the name Clinicum a.s. – Kongresové centrum Praha when registering.
I want to get vaccinated
The toll-free number: 800 160 166
The line is open: Mon and Wed 8 am – 6 pm, Tues and Thurs 8 am – 3 pm and Fri 8 am – 2:30.
If you are unsure how to register and reserve a vaccination slot, take a look at the step-by-step instructions on the Vaccination at the centres page.
What is waiting for you?
How to prepare and what to bring?
- Set aside at least 45 minutes for the vaccination process.
- Arrive at the arranged time on the arranged day, but not earlier than 15 minutes in advance.
- Bring confirmation of your identity (your identity card or passport) and your health insurance card.
- Eat and drink as usual – there is no need to fast beforehand.
- Don’t forget to take your medication as usual.
- The doctor will fill in a vaccination consent form and your medical history with you on-site (sample).
- For the chronically ill: A medical report must be submitted on-site.
- It is advisable to avoid anything strenuous on the vaccination day and the following day.
What to do before entering the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre?
Please contact the vaccination information line: +420 237 777 500.
How to behave inside the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre Information?
- Follow the instructions of the staff.
- Keep your mouth and nose covered by a respirator throughout your entire stay at the vaccination site.
- Maintain a social distance of two metres.
- Disinfect your hands whenever possible.
- Always answer truthfully when asked about your health by a medical professional.
What does the vaccination process look like?
REGISTRATION Have your health insurance card and identity document ready.We will confirm and complete your registration in the national systems.
THE DOCTOR Prepare the vaccination questionnaire and instructions.The doctor will ask you a number of questions pertaining to your state of health and any allergies you may have.
ADMINISTRATION Prepare the vaccination documentation.You will receive a vaccination card and information regarding the recommended time of your departure.
What should I do after being vaccinated?
- Once the first dose has been administered, you will receive a card containing the basic information about the administration of the first shot (the date, the name of the vaccine, the batch …) and the date of the second shot.
- Don’t forget that you are not fully protected without the second shot of the vaccine.
- Continue to follow the three rules: FACE MASKS or RESPIRATORS – WASHING AND DISINFECTING YOUR HANDS – SOCIAL DISTANCING.
- Come for the administration of the second shot of the vaccine at the time and on the day stated on the vaccination card and at the same place where you received the first shot.
- If you cannot come at the arranged time, contact the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre’s information line on 237 777 500 or the information line on 1221.
- You can find clear information for vaccinated individuals here.
- You will receive a vaccination certificate after receiving the second dose of the vaccine.
What are the side effects after vaccination?
- After receiving the vaccination, you may experience pain, a rash or swelling at the injection site, tiredness, headaches, muscle or joint pain and in less frequent cases swollen lymph nodes, nausea, shivers, and a raised temperature or chills. The symptoms usually abate of their own accord within several days without the need for any treatment.
- However, these reactions are completely normal and may also occur after other vaccinations. Serious reactions to the vaccination are very rare.
- It is important to realise that the temporary reactions may admittedly be unpleasant, but that Covid-19 can significantly damage your health not only in the event of a serious occurrence of the disease, but also as a result of its possible long-term effects.
- If the listed side effects last longer than three days, become worse or any other symptoms appear, contact your general practitioner and inform them of your situation.
Do you also vaccinate self-payers on the Vaccination Bus?
Vaccination of self-payers is currently available only at the HOMEPARK Zličín stop on 8 September 2021. For more information refer to the schedule. Vaccination of self-payers is carried out in accordance with the conditions set by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. You can pay by cash or card. We prefer payment by card. The price of one dose of the Comirnaty vaccine (BionTech/Pfizer) – 809 CZK, the price of the Janssen-Cilag vaccine (Johnson&Johnson) – 579 CZK.
Do you also vaccinate foreigners and self-payers?
The Metropolitan Vaccination Centre welcomes people from foreign countries who wish to be vaccinated. It is possible to vaccinate foreigners, but only those who have public health insurance that meets the conditions set by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. For more information, see the Vaccination of Foreigners page. It is not currently possible to vaccinate self-payers.
Do you also vaccinate pregnant and breastfeeding women?
Yes. Pregnant and breastfeeding women can also be vaccinated at the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre.
According to a statement from the Czech Vaccinology Society of the Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyně and the Czech Gynaecological and Obstetrics Society of the Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyně dated 3 June 2021, Covid-19 vaccination is possible in pregnancy and should be offered to pregnant women based on their age, clinical and professional risk in the same way it is offered to all other members of the adult population. Pregnant women are at no greater risk of being infected with Covid-19 than other women in the same age category, but they may suffer from more severe cases of the illness. Covid-19 is usually asymptomatic or mild in the majority of pregnant women. However, pregnant women in their third trimester of pregnancy are at greater risk of experiencing a severe case of Covid-19. Other risk factors with regard to a severe case of Covid-19 in pregnancy include: age over 35, obesity, pregestational diabetes mellitus, preexisting hypertension and other chronic illnesses. Pregnant women who contract Covid-19 in the third trimester of pregnancy have a greater chance of premature birth compared to pregnant women without Covid-19 and, as such, vaccination during pregnancy should not be deferred.
The decision to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in pregnancy is the personal and individual choice of the pregnant woman. Vaccination against Covid-19 is especially suitable in women with a higher risk of infection and in women with an increased risk of experiencing a severe case of Covid-19.
Vaccination during pregnancy should be planned once the first 12 weeks of pregnancy have been completed, i.e., at any time from the 13th week of pregnancy onwards. If a woman discovers that she is pregnant after having received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, it is advisable to defer the second dose until after the end of the 12th week of pregnancy.
Comprehensive information on the safety of vaccinating pregnant women, including the results of the available studies, can be accessed online at www.vakcinace.eu/data/ockovani_tehotnych_kojicich.
Based on the active mechanism of the Covid-19 vaccines in the human body, Covid-19 vaccines are not considered a risk for breastfeeding mothers and their breastfed infants. Breastfeeding mothers can also get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Comprehensive information on the safety of vaccinating breastfeeding women, including the results of the available studies, can be accessed online at www.vakcinace.eu/data/ockovani_tehotnych_kojicich.
Where and how can I register for vaccination at the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre?
It is necessary to register in advance in the Central Reservation System at registrace.mzcr.cz to be vaccinated at this site. You will find the centre under the name Clinicum a.s. – Kongresové centrum Praha when registering.
If you are unsure about how to register and reserve a vaccination slot, take a look at the step-by-step instructions on the Vaccination at the centres page.
You can be assisted during registration by a family member or you can use the toll-free 1221 line, the Prague Information Line at 800 160 166 or the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre’s Information Line at 237 777 500.
Can I be vaccinated at the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre without registering?
YES. Starting 3 August 2021, the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre is making some of its capacity available to non-registered people who wish to be vaccinated, which can be anyone over the age of 12. They can come between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., with the periods between 10 and 11 a.m. and 3 and 4 p.m. tending to be less crowded. All information is available at the entrance to the vaccination centre. Non-registered persons will be vaccinated according to the currently available capacity. In pilot operation, we expect to vaccinate about one-hundred non-registered people a day. The service is not currently available to self-payers.
Which vaccine is used at the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre?
The large-capacity vaccination centre at the Prague Congress Centre mainly uses the Comirnaty vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech. More information about this vaccine is available on the website of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.
Starting 9 August, non-registered people are also offered the single-dose Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson), which is intended for people over 18 years of age. More information about this vaccine is available on the website of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.
Can I get to the vaccination centre by car and is there anywhere to park?
The Metropolitan Vaccination Centre is accessible along the north-south arterial route – follow the traffic signs.
Parking is available in the above-ground parking structure to the south of the complex. The first hour of parking will be free. As you leave the vaccination centre, you will be given a ticket that will enable you to freely exit the car park.
Before exiting the car park, scan the ticket in the parking machine along with the parking ticket that you received when entering the parking structure. The first hour’s parking will be deducted and you can then leave the car park. If you exceed the first hour of parking, it will be necessary to pay for any additional time.
More information is available in the Navigation section.
Is there any wheelchair access?
Yes, the Prague Congress Centre provides wheelchair access. The wheelchair access points have been marked and drawn on the map in the Navigation section.
I am bedridden; what should I do?
Contact your general practitioner if you are bedridden. In that case, you will have an exception to registering via the Central Reservation System and your GP will arrange with you how to secure a vaccination for you.
Is the environment at the large-capacity vaccination centre safe?
Yes. Maximum possible measures have been implemented at the centre for your safety and to reduce the risk of infection. There are separate, individual waiting rooms and corridors so that as few people as possible congregate. The individual boxes also include a station with a doctor who will check the clients’ health, as well as places for the vaccinations and for storing the individual records. At the same time, there are also metal detectors, all incoming individuals have to undergo a temperature check and there is a special corridor for individuals with disabilities. In addition to the Czech Red Cross, the City of Prague Emergency Medical Services and the administrative staff, operations are also secured by two doctors and two nurses. In total, operations are secured by a minimum of 35 people. All the medical staff have been vaccinated and the non-medical staff are tested regularly.
Can I help in any way?
If you are a medical professional and you are interested in helping at the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre, send us your details (including your contact information and expertise/completed education) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The information will be forwarded to CLINICUM, a.s., which is responsible for staffing the large-capacity vaccination centre at the Prague Congress Centre. They will contact you if necessary.
Who operates the large-capacity vaccination centre?
The centre’s operations are secured by the Metropolitan Healthcare Service, an organisation financed from the budget of the City of Prague. Other organisations are also involved in operations, such as the City of Prague Emergency Medical Services, the Czech Red Cross – the Prague 1 area association, the ICT operator and the Prague Congress Centre. MEDICON, a.s.is a provider of outpatient medical services.