The Prague City Hall has offered its schools to send a mobile vaccination team to them, which has vaccinated children against covid-19. Now the office is finding out if there will be interest in vaccinations, says Martin Ježek, director of the health department and regional vaccination coordinator. Vaccination is not yet in the age group of 12 to 15 years, vaccination for this category was started last in early July. According to the Ministry, about 32 percent of children of this age have at least one dose of vaccination.
In recent days, parents of children who attend schools set up by the municipality have been asked by school management whether they are interested in vaccinating their children. “The capital city of Prague will allow schools to arrange a visit to a mobile vaccination team that can provide vaccination against covid-19 for pupils at school without prior registration. The vaccination is intended for people who have not yet been vaccinated with any of the available vaccines against covid-19 (first dose), “the director of a Prague grammar school wrote to his parents. He reminded that for children from 12 years of age, it is intended for approval by Pfizer / BioNTech or Moderna. According to the principal, the school mediates vaccinations if at least ten people are interested.
Ježek also added that the municipality offered the departure of the mobile team to all schools that it establishes. However, the municipality mainly establishes secondary schools; the founders of primary schools are still mostly city districts. If schools are interested, the mobile vaccination team will come directly to the school. Ježek does not yet know what interest the schools are interested in, according to him, data are still being collected.
Prague has previously offered the departure of a mobile team, which would give the third booster dose of vaccination against covid-19, also to social service providers. Revaccination begins in nursing homes on Tuesday, October 5. Originally, the start was planned two days earlier, but according to Ježek, the itinerary was modified based on the requirements of social service providers.