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Vaccination of children and minors (5-11 and 12-17 years old)



Tip: Properly check and remember the data (phone number, email, name order) you fill in about the child on the spot and if they are the same as those filled out at registration. By doing that, you minimalize the probability of problems occurring when downloading the certificate. For example, it can happen that at registration you fill in the email of one parent and use email of the other parent at the sampling point.

Minors need to be accompanied to the sampling point by their legal representative, who provides an informed consent with the vaccination (paper form is not necessary, but the sampling point can ask for it).

The legal representative needs to also fill in the Pre-vaccination questionnaire (5-11 years and 12-15 years). This is used by the physician at the sampling point to assess the health of minor. The legal representative needs to have their ID and the minor’s healthcare insurance card oncthem. It is also recommended to have a document proving that they are indeed the legal representative of the minor e.g., the minor’s Birth certificate.
Persons who are 16 or older do not need to be accompanied by their legal representative and can fill out the questionnaire themselves.

Vaccination of children 5-11 years old

  • Children 5-11 years old are vaccinated by a lower dose (czech only) of the Comirnaty 10 micrograms vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech),
  • children 5-11 years old – the booster dose of the Comirnaty 10 micrograms vaccine can be administered intramuscularly to children aged from 5 to 11 at least 6 months after the basic vaccination.
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  • the administration of the second booster dose to children between 5-11 is not possible yet,
  • you can find the available vaccination places when registering in the Central Booking System (Overview of vaccination places (uzis.cz)) when choosing the “Comirnaty/Pfizer (5-11 years)” vaccine,
  • vaccination is further possible from pediatricians based on the individual agreement without the Central Booking System,
  • more information on vaccination of children aged from 5 to 11 are available in the summary of product characteristics on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) andcState Institute of Drug Control (SÚKL) websites:

- Comirnaty, INN-tozinameran, tozinameran/riltozinameran, tozinameran/famtozinameran (czech only)

- Summary of Product Characteristic - Comirnaty (czech online)

Vaccination of minors 12-17 years old

Minors 12-17 years old are vaccinated by the Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech), Spikevax (Moderna) and Nuvaxovid (Novavax) vaccine, the first booster dose can be administered to minors older than 12 years old at least 3 months after second dose of the primary vaccination with the Comirnaty and Spikevax vaccines and bivalent Comirnaty or Spikevax vaccines.
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  • The second booster dose can be administered to persons older than 12 years old at least 3 months after the first booster dose by the bivalent Comirnaty or Spikevax vaccines.
  • In the Central Booking System choose vaccines marked as COMIRNATY/Pfizer 2022 and SPIKEVAX/Moderna 2022. Those are vaccines for which the European Commission decided to register (Comirnaty Original/Omicron BA.1, Comirnaty Original/Omicron BA.4-5 and Spikevax bivalent Original/Omicron BA.1.) and approved the use of these bivalent vaccines for booster dose.
  • You can find the available vaccination places in the Overview of vaccination places (uzis.cz) when choosing the “Children (12-17 years)” filter.
  • More information on vaccination is available in the summary of product characteristics on the European Medicines Agency (EMA):

- Comirnaty, INN-tozinameran, tozinameran/riltozinameran, tozinameran/famtozinameran
- Spikevax, INN-elasomeran/imelasomeran 

You can download the certificate at ocko.uzis.cz.

The most practical is to download the Tečka app through which you can then download the certificate. Minors can have the certificate in the Tečka app on their phone. The legal representative can also add the minor into their Tečka app on their phone, where they can already have their certificate.

  • How to use Tečka
  • How to download the certificate

Problems with downloading the certificate for minors are mostly caused when the parent enters their email, and the other parent is then trying to download it through their email etc. Please remember what data you fill in at the vaccination and use those when downloading the certificate. If you need help, call the Infoline 1221.