THE METROPOLITAN COVID-19 VACCINATION CENTRE THE PRAGUE CONGRESS CENTRE

Due to the nationwide outage of the Infectious Diseases Information System (ISIN) on June 10, 2021, Vaccination Centers are not able to issue the Vaccination Certificate, until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.


The City of Prague has established a large-capacity vaccination centre at the Prague Congress Centre in Vyšehrad. Reservations via the Central Reservation System are necessary for vaccinations at this site.

Information

The Metropolitan Vaccination Centre

The large-capacity vaccination site at the Prague Congress Centre has a daily capacity of up to 2000 vaccinated people and it is ready to operate up to twelve hours a day, seven days a week. The capital city will respond flexibly to the current epidemic situation and the available supplies of vaccines by increasing the daily capacity. The large-capacity vaccination centre at the Prague Congress Centre in Vyšehrad will serve the wider public and people will be vaccinated 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.

Address

The Prague Congress Centre
5. května 1640/65
Prague 4
140 00

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.

Contact

The Metropolitan Vaccination Centre Information Line: 237 777 500
The line is operational between 8 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday.

The Metropolitan Vaccination Centre is open daily, including at weekends and on public holidays.

Registration

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.

Navigation

ACCESS MAP

(Click on the map for a detail)

FOR PEDESTRIANS:

The Prague Congress Centre is located directly next to the Metro C – Vyšehrad station. Entry into the vaccination centre is via Entrance no. 1. The pedestrian access route is shown on the map by the blue line. The wheelchair access route from the metro is shown by the red line. Follow the signs.

FOR CARS:

GPS: 50.062016, 14.428521

The Prague Congress Centre is accessible along the north-south arterial route – follow the traffic signs.
Parking is available in the above-ground parking structure on the southern side of the complex, from where it is possible to access the vaccination centre – Entrance no. 1. There is also wheelchair access into the vaccination centre from the car park.

PARKING:

The first hour of parking is free in the above-ground parking structure on the southern side of the complex. 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.

Metropolitní očkovací centrum - přístup pro handicapované (2:22 min)

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?

Entry is only for those with bookings 15 minutes prior to the booked time.
You cannot be vaccinated if you come on a different day or at a different time.
Please contact the vaccination information line: +420 237 777 500.
Enter individually or accompanied by a maximum of one person.
Get the text message with your vaccination appointment time ready.
Your temperature will be taken.
Maintain a distance of two metres.
Entry only with a respirator.
The medical personnel have been vaccinated against Covid-19, while the other personnel are tested regularly. The Metropolitan Vaccination Centre is a safe environment.
The facility is equipped with metal detectors and monitored by a security camera system.

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?

Plan

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.

VACCINATION The vaccine will be administered into a muscle in the area of your shoulder.

ADMINISTRATION Prepare the vaccination documentation.You will receive a vaccination card and information regarding the recommended time of your departure.

THE WAITING ROOM Once the vaccine has been administered, wait in the waiting room in case you feel unwell. The recommended waiting time is 30 minutes.

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.

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FAQ

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?

No. Vaccination at this site, as well as at all the other vaccination sites, requires registration in advance via the Central Reservation System. We are unable to vaccinate anyone without a generated registration. You can read more about the way to register correctly on the Vaccination at the centres page.

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.

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 kariera@mediconas.cz. 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.

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