Vaccination against infectious diseases in the Czech Republic

Regular, special and emergency vaccinations against infectious diseases are provided to insured persons under the obligation of such persons to accept needed care. Vaccinations are provided free-of-charge.

The obligation to allow oneself to be vaccinated applies to the following persons:

- a natural person who is a permanent resident in the Czech Republic,
- a foreign national who has been granted permanent residency status in the Czech Republic,
- a foreign national who is entitled to permanent residence in the Czech Republic,
- a foreign national who has been granted temporary residence in the Czech Republic for a period longer than 90 days or who is entitled to reside in the Czech Republic for a period longer than 90 days.

Children can only attend a nursery or preschool if they have received the required regular vaccinations, have evidence of immunity against a particular disease or evidence that they cannot be vaccinated due to a permanent contraindication (a prohibition against vaccination for health reasons).

Vaccination calendar
Child’s age of vaccination Legitimate vaccination Recommended vaccination
  Disease Vaccine Disease Vaccine
from the 4th day till the 6th week     tuberculosis (only for high-risk children with indications) BCG vaccine SSI
from the 6th week     rotavirus disease Rotarix, Rotateq (1st dose)

from the 9th week

diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis B, and diseases caused by Haemophilus Influenzae type B Hexacima (1st dose) invasive pneumococcal disease* Prevenar 13 or Synflorix (1st dose)
      invasive meningococcal disease* Bexsero (group B) (1st dose)
      invasive meningococcal disease* Nimenrix (gr. A,C,W-135 and Y) (1st dose)
from the 10th week     rotavirus disease Rotarix or Rotateq (2nd dose)
from the 14th week     rotavirus disease Rotateq (3rd dose)
from the 17th week diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis B, and diseases caused by Haemophilus Influenzae type B Hexacima (2nd dose) invasive pneumococcal disease* Prevenar 13 or Synflorix (2nd dose)
      invasive meningococcal disease* Bexsero (2nd dose)
      invasive meningococcal disease Nimenrix (2nd dose)
from 6th month     invasive meningococcal disease Nimenrix (3rd dose)
      influenza (high-risk children with chronic disease) Vexigrip Tetra (2 doses at least 4 weeks apart in 1st autumn, only 1 dose in other autumns)
from 10th month diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis B, and diseases caused by Haemophilus Influenzae type B Hexacima (3rd dose) invasive pneumococcal disease * Prevenar 13 or Synflorix (3rd dose)
      invasive meningococcal disease* Bexsero (3rd dose)
during 2nd year of life     invasive meningococcal disease* Nimenrix (if not given during infanthood; only 1 dose necessary)
from 12th month     tick-borne encephalitis FSME or Encepur (primary series of 3 doses through c.1 year)
      hepatitis A Havrix 720 or Vaqta (2 doses 6 - 12/18 months apart)
13th - 18th month measles, mumps, rubella Priorix (1st dose)    
5th – 6th year diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough Adacel (booster)    
  measles, mumps, rubella Priorix (2nd dose)    
10th – 11th year diphteria, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis Boostrix Polio (booster)    
13th - 14th year     human papillomavirus disease* Cervarix, Silgard, Gardasil 9 (always 2 doses 6 months apart)

* paid by health insurance
Legitimate vaccination is fully covered by the state. In the context of compulsory vaccination, you can use a different vaccine endorsed by the Ministry of Health (in accordance with section 47 of Act No. 258/2000 concerning the protection of public health). This vaccine must be registered in the Czech Republic and then paid for by a parent.

In case of premature babies, primary vaccination by hexavalent vaccine is done by Infanrix hexa at 3+1 scheme.

Vaccines

 

pedi@rix, s.r.o.

 

Peadiatrician

 

U Slovanské pojišťovny 862/3
140 00 Praha 4

 

Tel: +420 241 413 226
E-mail: jaro.vomacka@gmail.com

Surgery hours

7.30 - 13.00 Monday + Wednesday
14.00 - 18.00 Tuesday
13.00 - 18.00 Thursday
7.00 - 12.00 Friday