Vaccination for foreign nationals (with a public EU insurance)
Foreign nationals are entitled to vaccination provided by the health insurance company in the following cases:
- You are insured by the public health insurance system in the Czech Republic (by the employer or based on European coordination regulations). For registration, use your insurance number. (i.e. your National identification number)
- If they are insured in another EU country and are entitled to complete care in the Czech Republic (they hold an S1 entitlement document). They can register for vaccinations using their insurance number (i.e. their assigned birth number), which is given to them after they have been registered.
- If they are insured in another EU country and are in the Czech Republic, according to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), they are entitled to the necessary care, and they register with the Czech health insurance company on an assisted basis. Registration is done using foreigners' insurance numbers from Czech health insurance companies. The person must register with one of seven Czech health insurance companies.
You can register here: registration for vaccination - Entering your phone number (mzcr.cz), registration guide (Registration and booking procedure - Covid Portal (gov.cz))
Foreign language health questionnaires to be submitted to the doctor before vaccination
Vaccination for self-payers without a public insurance
Whether you are a Czech citizen or a foreigner, that has no public health insurance, you may get a covid-19 vaccine in the Czech Republic.
This means that the condition of temporary or permanent residence no longer applies, nor do you have to be a family member of a person residing 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
Self-payers registering procedure
- Enter your telephone number at registration.mzcr.cz/self-payers and you will receive a PIN1, which you can then enter into the system,
- this will open a form where you fill in your personal details,
- choose a vaccination site (allowing vaccination of self-payers) and submit your application,
- 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
- cash, or credit card, and note: some vaccination sites only accept payment by card on site.
Obtaining a vaccination certificate
You can pick up your certificate immediately after your vaccination at ocko.uzis.cz (only in Czech). You will need the same phone number and email you provided when you registered to pick it up.
Vaccination of people with limited legal capacity
We recommend to guardians and guardianship councils who are not sure of the correct procedure to increase awareness, for example, the infographic of the Office of the Public Defender of Rights (only in Czech) to vaccinate clients with limited legal capacity in residential social services.
The Ombudsman also issued recommendations (only in Czech) concerning clients with other support measures (decision-making assistance, representation by a household member, the appointment of a guardian without the restriction of their rights) or clients without a support measure who are unable to give their consent.
Vaccination of immobile patients
Immobile patients are recommended to be vaccinating by their GP as part of the visiting service. If your registering GP does not vaccinate, it is possible to be vaccinated by another GP.
You can find out about vaccination site accessibility in the vaccination site occupancy report. A barrier-free vaccination site has a symbol in the upper right corner of the list.
Prague, in cooperation with the Association of General Practitioners, the Czech Red Cross, Motol University Hospital, and the Prague City Polyclinic, is focusing on vaccinating immobile people (or family members) in a natural social environment; more information (including how to use the service) can be found on the city's website.