Vaccinations at the centres
This page provides information about the vaccination process and registering for a vaccination at the vaccination centres; there is a separate page with information about vaccinations at GPs’ surgeries.
The Central Registration System is open to the following groups:
- people aged 80 or older (priority score 13)
- healthcare personnel (priority score 11)
- non-medical staff involved in the provision of medical care and care for Covid-19-positive individuals (priority score 11)
- people aged 70–79 (priority score 7)
- teachers and non-teaching staff (priority score 6) – until 28.3.
- people with chronic illnesses (priority score 5) – until 15.6. (diagnoses here)
- workers in social services – first group (priority score 5) – until 15.5.
- salaried employees at medical facilities (priority score 5)
- people with chronic illnesses – second group (priority score 4) – until 15.6. (diagnoses here)
- individuals caring for people with Level III or Level IV dependency (priority score 4) – from 3.5. to 15.6.
- people aged 65–69 (priority score 3)
- people aged 60–64 (priority score 2)
- university academic staff (priority score 1) – from 3.5. to 15.6.
- people aged 30–59
- people aged 16 – 29 – from 4.6.
- people aged 12 – 15 – from 1.7.
These groups are ranked in the Central Reservation System according to the stated priority score and subsequently according to age.
Vaccination of self-pay individuals: As of 11 June 2021, registration to get the COVID-19 vaccine has been started for individuals who do not have public health insurance in the Czech Republic or the European Union and are long-term residents of the Czech Republic. Foreigners who are long-term residents in the Czech Republic may also register. For more information, see the website of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic here. Registration of self-pay individuals to get the vaccine is available on the website: registration.mzcr.cz/self-payers/ocm/.
The Metropolitan Vaccination Centre – the Prague Congress Centre
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 going there.
Internet access, a mobile telephone (it doesn’t have to be yours) and your health insurance card.
For self-payers: A person who is not covered under the public health insurance scheme in the Czech Republic or other EU countries may also register to get the vaccine. Detailed instructions and further information is available here.
A friend or family member or a general practitioner can help you with the entire process.
Everything primarily takes place online at registrace.mzcr.cz
For self-payers: Registration to get the vaccine takes place via the Central Registration System at the following website: registrace.mzcr.cz/samoplatci.
You can also register by telephone, including on a landline, by calling 1221.
Confirmation of the mobile telephone number
Verification is initially necessary for safety reasons. First, enter the mobile telephone number (it does not have to be yours). A text message with the verification PIN 1 will be sent to that telephone number and you should enter it in the website.
If the PIN 1 does not come straight away, just wait a moment. Or you can click on the option to have the code sent again.
+ the selection of the vaccination point
Fill in the form after entering the PIN 1. You will need the following information if you are helping somebody register:
Name and surname
The insurance number (usually the personal identification number)
The health insurance company
The permanent address
For self-payers: After entering your phone number, you will receive a PIN1, which you then enter into the system at registrace.mzcr.cz/samoplatci.
Confirming the registration
Once you have successfully registered, wait until you receive
a text message with the PIN 2. This will be sent at the moment when your chosen vaccination point has
a free slot.
You may receive the PIN 2 immediately after registering or several days later, depending on the current inventory and capacity at the vaccine centres.
+ slot selection
After receiving the PIN 2, visit the website at reservatic.com/ockovani. Use your health insurance number and the PIN 2 that you received to reserve a slot. Choose the date and time for your first vaccination jab at the place which you chose during registration. You have 48 hours to make the reservation.
If you fail to make a reservation within 48 hours for any reason, you will be returned to the registration stage, where you will have to wait for a new text message from the vaccination centre. You can be returned to the registration stage a maximum of three times; after that, your registration will lapse.
Confirming a reservation
If you confirm your choice, confirmation of the valid reservation will be displayed. The date and time for the second vaccination jab will be automatically generated at the same vaccination site. You can make a note of the information so that you don’t forget it or you can download the confirmation in the form of a PDF document and print it out. You don’t have to take it with you; your doctor will already know about you.
A change of appointment or any other change can be made on the 1221 information line, which is available daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On the day of vaccination
Set aside at least 45 minutes for the vaccination process.
Be sure to arrive on the booked day at precisely the booked time.
Bring confirmation of your identity (your identity card or passport) and your health insurance card.
For self-payers: Bring your documents to verify your identity, a document to verify your residence permit in the Czech Republic (not applicable for Czech citizens), and a payment card/cash (some vaccination sites only accept card payments on site).
For the chronically ill: A medical report must be submitted on-site. The patient will not be able to receive a vaccination at the vaccination site without this report.
For carers: Written confirmation from the Labour Office of the Czech Republic must be submitted on-site.
For university academic staff: Written confirmation of employment must be submitted on-site.
Eat and drink as usual – there is no need to fast beforehand.
The doctor will fill out a vaccination consent form and your medical history with you on-site. (sample)
It is advisable to avoid anything strenuous on the vaccination day and the following day.
Once the vaccination has been administered at the vaccination site, it is necessary to wait 30 minutes under medical supervision.
Every citizen can find a record of their vaccination on the ocko.uzis.cz vaccination portal
and can also display and download their certificate of vaccination at the same time (both after the first dose and after the vaccination has been completed). A model certificate is available here
An overview of the vaccination sites in Prague and the Central Bohemian Region
If you decide to get vaccinated at a vaccination centre, choose a suitable vaccination centre in Prague or the Central Bohemian Region from the map or the list.