Vaccine registration for children over 5 opens, five month booster shot now available for over 55s

From this Monday the age limit for child vaccination against Covid-19 has been moved down to the age of 5. At the same time, people over the age of 55 are now able to ask for a coronavirus vaccine booster jab if they have been vaccinated at least five months ago. Until now, it was necessary to have been vaccinated at least six months ago to be eligible for the third dose.

Until now, parents were only able to register their child for a coronavirus vaccine if it was aged 12 or older. Registrations are possible either online, in the state’s vaccine registration system, or at the family’s local GP. Children will receive a third of the normal dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. According to outgoing Health Minister Adam Vojtěch, relevant vaccines should become available by the end of the week.

Although registration was officially set to open on Monday, it was possible to start registering for the relevant age groups in the state’s vaccine registration system already from Sunday evening.