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Carrying out the vaccination at the vaccination point



On every vaccination point, you will pass several checkpoints.

Checkpoint 1 - Registration

After the client enters the vaccination point, an identity check will be performed. The client will have to provide his/her identity document (ID or passport) and health insurance card. In the waiting area, he/she will then become a copy of the informational flyer about vaccination and a copy of the Pre-Vaccination Questionnaire. While waiting, he/she will fill and sign the questionnaire.

Questionnaires for minors (5 to 11 & 12 to 15 years of age; in Czech only) can be found at the Vaccination of minors (5-11 years and 12-15 years) - COVID Portal (gov.cz) Life Situation page, questionnaires in foreign languages incl. those other than English at the following Ministry of Health website page (the page itself is in Czech only) - Foreign-language questionnaires and information for those vaccinated.

Should the client have came on another date/time, he/she cannot be allowed to get vaccinated and has to leave the vaccination point. If the patient fulfills all requirements, he/she can progress to Checkpoint 2.

Duration: max. 5 minutes

How to behave at the vaccination point?

  • Follow the personnel's advices and prompts.
  • During your entire stay at the vaccination point, keep your mouth and nose covered up with a face mask or a respirator.
  • Sanitize your hands, whenever possible.
  • Answer the questions you get from the physician while he/she gains your anamnesis truthfully.

Checkpoint 2 - Medical checkup

After having been registered at Checkpoint 1, the patient progresses to the medical checkup site - a separated area, in which he/she hands the filled and signed questionnaire over to the physician present (or fills and signs it together with the physician while the latter gains the patient's anamnesis). If the physician considers the vaccination appropriate, the patient can progress to the vaccination area itself, if not, he/she has to leave the vaccination point.

Duration: max. 7 minutes

Checkpoint 3 -  Administering of the vaccine

Within the vaccination area the person interested in getting vaccinated has to follow the vaccinating personnel's advices and prompts. The vaccine gets administered intramuscular in the shoulder area. Afterwards, the patient can progress to the outbound waiting area.

Duration: max. 3 minutes

Checkpoint 4 - Outbound waiting area

In the outbound waiting area, the patient has to wait 15 minutes under surveillance of an entrusted medical/office staff member. The vaccine gets administered intramuscular in the shoulder area. The newly vaccinated patient must be informed that a possible adverse reaction can occur even after he/she has left the vaccination point.

Waiting time: 15 minutes

Waiting time until the Vaccination Certificate gets issued (optional): 1 minute

In the Links area further down you can find descriptive plans of vaccination points.

INFORMATIONS AND ADVICES FOR PATIENTS VACCINATED & AWAITING THE VACCINATION:

What should I do after the vaccination?

 

  • At the day of your vaccination, as well as at the day afterwards you should rest and avoid.
  • After the first dose the immunisation isn't sufficient yet, you may therefore still infect yourself and should consequently still follow all measures to protect yourself (wearing a face mask, keeping a safety distance, regular hand washing and sanitizing).
  • To get the second dose, please come in time exactly at a date you were assigned to.
  • Should you become suspicious about a side effect of the vaccination, please consult your GP. You may also look at the advices listed below - some symptoms usually go away within 3 days.

Which undesirable side effects can appear after the vaccination?

  • The injection site may ache, redden or swell. Furthermore, tiredness, headache, joint/muscular pain as well as (less frequently) engorged lymph nodes, nausea, shiver fits, fever or chills may appear. These effects, however, usually go away within few days, no therapy is needed.
  • These effects are quite commonplace and may appear after other vaccinations as well. Serious reactions after a vaccination are very rare.
  • It is important to realize that although you may indeed feel uncomfortable due to these effects, COVID-19 itself is able to seriously damage your health - not only can it develop a severe course but also establish long-time aftereffects.
  • Should the aforementioned side effects last longer than 3 days or other effects manifest themselves, please inform your GP.

Frequent questions about this topic

Which documents should I bring in?
Will only physicians be allowed to administer the vaccine?