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The government has abolished the 19-covid vaccination obligation

UPDATES! On 19 January 2022, the Government of the Czech Republic abolished the compulsory vaccination against covid-19.

On 10 December 2021, an amendment to Decree No. 537/2006 Coll., On vaccination against infectious diseases, was published in the Collection of Laws. The amendment stipulates the obligation to vaccinate against covid-19 in selected groups, which also include university students preparing to practice the medical profession at a health care provider.

Compulsory vaccination against covid-19 is not a condition for admission to the study, but is a condition for conducting internships in medical facilities.

The obligation to be vaccinated is effective from 28 February 2022, by this date all doses must be administered according to the vaccination schedule of the respective vaccine (one dose for a single dose schedule, two doses for a two-dose schedule).

As of March 1, 2022, unvaccinated students will not be able to teach at health care providers. In other words, non-vaccinated students must not be allowed to have a clinical teaching or internship (hereinafter referred to as "internship").

The vaccination obligation cannot be replaced by a certificate of covid-19 in the last 180 days.

If a pupil or student is not vaccinated against covid-19 in accordance with the decree and as a result does not meet the mandatory internship (or conditions set by the framework educational program, accredited educational program or if the university student does not meet the requirements of the study program according to the study and examination may be the result of non-advancement to a higher year and subsequent termination of education (§ 56 para. 1 letter b) and § 68 para. g) of the Higher Education Act).


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