Prague to enable non publicly-insured individuals and foreigners to get vaccinated

Starting on Friday, people without public health insurance, including foreigners residing long-term in the Czech Republic, will be able to register for a coronavirus vaccine.

Health Ministry spokeswoman Gabriela Stěpanyová said: “Every region in the Czech Republic will have at least one vaccination centre specifically designated for this purpose, Prague will have several of these vaccination centres. The administered vaccine will be the Pfizer/BioNTech variant. The price should not exceed CZK 850.”

In order to get the vaccine, non-publicly insured individuals have to register in the state vaccine registration system online where they can read the instructions both in Czech and English.

Mayor of Prague Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib supports the decision: “If we want to stop wearing respirators, we need to ensure that as many people as possible get a vaccine. That includes this group of foreigners.”

Health Minister Adam Vojtěch said that the system will accept the user’s phone number and email. When the individual goes to get vaccinated they will need to bring with them a document verifying their identity and their residency permit. Payment for the vaccine will be possible by card on the spot. Some centres will also accept cash.

When it comes to foreigners, the new registration form is specifically intended for people who either have valid long-term or permanent residency permit in the Czech Republic; are EU citizens with confirmation of temporary residency or a permanent residency permit in the Czech Republic; are a family member of an EU citizen who has confirmation of temporary residency or a permanent residency permit in the Czech Republic, reports Radio Prague International.

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