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How does the vaccine work?

Last update 06.10.2021

Voluntary vaccination against Covid-19 is a safe way to protect yourself from symptomatic viral disease. Therefore, it is the only real step towards the possibility of returning to the life that existed before the pandemic.

  • On the website
    • To apply for a specific vaccination time at a medical institution:
      • open the website (and fill in the application for the vaccine, if it has not been filled in yet);
      • select a calendar from those medical institutions that provide certain appointment times, noting the desired time interval;
      • wait for system confirmation (text message/email);
      • attend the vaccination at the selected place and at the approved time.
  • By phone 8989 (incl. in cases when a person requires vaccination at home, because the person cannot leave his/her place of residence for a long time due to medical reasons)
    • Phone working hours: weekdays 8.00 - 20.00; on weekends 9.00 - 18.00.
  • By contacting medical institutions that provide vaccination against Covid-19
  • By contacting your GP
    • To find out if vaccination is performed in your GP practice, or if it will only create a list of vaccinated persons, please contact the GP.
    • If the GP is also a provider of vaccination services (the GP will be able to say this during the conversation), then the GP will register you for the vaccine, as well as the vaccination process at the invitation of the GP will take place there - in the GP's practice.
    •  A list of addresses and contact information of medical institutions and GP practices that vaccinate against Covid-19 is available on this map.

Who is considered a vaccinated person?
  • From the 15th day after being fully vaccinated with any other vaccine registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent vaccine registered by a regulator or recognised by the World Health Organisation in accordance with the instructions for use of the vaccine: 
    • Comirnaty (Pfizer) (two doses required);
    • Spikevax (Moderna) (two doses required);
    • Janssen (one dose required).
  • From the 22nd day until the ninetieth day after receiving the first dose of the Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)* vaccine:
    • in order to also be considered vaccinated against Covid-19 3 months after receiving the first dose, the person must have received a booster dose by the 90th day;
    • after being vaccinated, the person continues to have the status of a vaccinated person, but if the booster dose is not received by the 90th day, the person can no longer be considered vaccinated.

*For travel purposes, two doses + 14 full days are required

Vaccination certificate for persons recovered from Covid-19
  • Persons who have recovered from Covid-19 may obtain a vaccination certificate if, within 180 days of a laboratory-confirmed positive Covid-19 test, 1 out of 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine has been received and 14 days have passed since vaccination, excluding the day of vaccination.

Source reference

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