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Carrying out the vaccination at the vaccination point

Please show up at your selected vaccination point on the day & at the time you have booked for your vaccination appointment. Should you have selected a vaccination point without booking, you can appear at any time within the opening hours of the vaccination point. The vaccination process at a vaccination point consists of following steps:

Identity check

After a client has entered a vaccination point, an identity check is performed, i.e. the client has to present his/her identity document (an ID card or passport) together with his/her health insurance card.

In the waiting area, the client gets the informational flyer about vaccination and a copy of the COVID-19 Pre-Vaccination Questionnaire handed out by an office staff member, he/she then fills the questionnaire out and signs it.

Questionnaires for minors can be found at the following page: Vaccination of children and minors

Questionnaires in English & a number of foreign languages can be found here (page in Czech only): Foreign-language questionnaires and vaccination information

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.

Medical checkup

The client then 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 client can progress to the vaccination area itself, if not, he/she has to leave the vaccination point.

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 client can progress to the outbound waiting area.

Outbound waiting area

In the outbound waiting area, the client 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 client must be informed that a possible adverse reaction can occur even after he/she has left the vaccination point.

How to behave 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).
  • After your 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. Should the aforementioned side effects last longer than 3 days or other effects manifest themselves, please inform your GP about your situation.
  • Should you become suspicious about a side effect of the vaccination, please consult your GP.

Frequent questions about this topic

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