Covid vaccine register opening to people over 40

People over 40 will be able to register for a Covid vaccine via the ministry’s central registration system, as of midnight Sunday. There are approximately 923,000 people in that age bracket living in the Czech Republic, although 59,000 of them have already been inoculated since they belong to one of the groups at risk who were given priority.

Health Minister Petr Arenberger said the register was opening to new groups faster than expected since interest in getting vaccinated was lower among middle-aged and younger people.