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Vaccination for self-payers without a public insurance



From 15 November onwards, EU or non-EU citizens who meet at least one of the following conditions will be able to be vaccinated free of charge in the Czech Republic:

  1. has a valid long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic,
  2. holds a valid long-term visa,
  3. is an EU citizen with a temporary residence certificate or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic,
  4. is a family member of an EU citizen with a temporary residence permit or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic.

The condition of a minimum stay of 90 days is maintained. 

Whether you are a Czech citizen or a foreigner, you have not yet been able to get vaccinated if you have not been insured by a Czech (or EU) public health insurer. From 11 June you will be able to get vaccinated if you fall into one of the groups listed below. You will pay for your own vaccinations and a few other specifics will apply to you.

WHO WILL BE ABLE TO GET VACCINATED AS A SELF-PAYER: 

Since 15 November, EU or non-EU citizens who meet at least one of the following conditions can be vaccinated in the Czech Republic:

  1. is a citizen of the Czech Republic without public health insurance,
  2. has a valid long-term or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic,
  3. holds a valid long-term visa,
  4. is an EU citizen with a temporary residence certificate or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic,
  5. is a family member of an EU citizen with a temporary residence permit or permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic.

The condition is that the individual stay must be for a minimum of 90 days. 

If you do not meet any of these conditions, you cannot be vaccinated in the Czech Republic. 

WHERE AND WITH WHAT VACCINE 

Where to get vaccinated:

  • Use the filter "Self-payers" on ockoreport.uzis.cz (or other filters to make your search easier. The website is only in Czech),
  • if your GP vaccinates, ask him/her if he/she also vaccinates under the self-pay scheme.

Which vaccine is used:

If you use the "Self-payers" filter on ockoreport.uzis.cz (only in Czech), you will see what vaccine the vaccination site has available. If you are going to be vaccinated by your GP, please check with him/her which vaccine he/she has. 

PRICE FOR SELF-PAYERS

From 15 November 2021, the recommended price for vaccination is CZK 400 (may change according to the price list of the specific vaccination site). This is the cost of administering the dose, the vaccine is already covered by the Czech Republic. This price is therefore paid twice for two-dose vaccines, for Janssen as a one-time payment. 

If you are vaccinated as of 15 November 2021 (you have had the first dose but not yet the second dose), you will also pay the recommended price (or the price list of the vaccination site) when the second dose is administered.

REGISTRATION FOR VACCINATION

Use this link. Alternatively, you can use the right tile for self-payers at crs.mzcr.cz. 

SELF-PAYERS REGISTERING PROCEDURE

  1. Enter your telephone number at registration.mzcr.cz/self-payers and you will receive a PIN1, which you can then enter into the system,
  2. this will open a form where you fill in your personal details,
  3. choose a vaccination site (allowing vaccination of self-payers) and submit your application,
  4. an email confirming your registration will be sent to the email address you have provided, and a text message will be sent to the phone number you have provided confirming your registration and containing your identification number.

Once the vaccination site you have selected lists the available vaccination dates, an invitation SMS will be sent to the phone number you have provided with your identification number and PIN2. You will need both of these details to book your appointments.

SELF-PAYERS BOOKING PROCEDURE 

You can make a reservation again using the portal crs.mzcr.cz, where you can select the tile Vaccination Step 2: Reservation of the date, or you can use the link reservation.mzcr.cz directly. This step is the same as booking appointments for insured persons.

  • Use the ID number and PIN2 you have received to book an appointment at the vaccination site of your choice at reservation.mzcr.cz,
  • you choose the date and time of the first vaccination, the date for the second vaccination will be automatically generated for you at the same vaccination site at the interval according to the currently valid rules.

You have 48 hours to make the booking from the time you receive your PIN2. If for any reason you do not make the booking within 48 hours, you are returned to the registration and await a new SMS prompt from the vaccination site.
You can be returned to registration a maximum of 3 times, after which your registration will expire. However, you can create a new one if you decide to vaccinate later. 

WHAT TO BRING 

  • proof of identity - if you are not a citizen of the Czech Republic, please also bring a document to verify your residence permit in the Czech Republic,
  • cash, or credit card, and note: some vaccination sites only accept payment by card on site.

You can check the sample documents beforehand.

OBTAINING A VACCINATION CERTIFICATE

You can pick up your certificate immediately after your vaccination at https://ocko.uzis.cz (only in Czech). You will need the same phone number and email you provided when you registered to pick it up.

More about the certificate...