Czech Republic

Czech Republic

CZECH REPUBLIC
Vaccination policy

 

In Czech Republic immunisation is mandatory against 9 (nine) diseases:
  • diphtheria (6 doses at 2, 3, 4 and 10 months, and between 5 and 6 plus 10 and 11 years, Infanrix Exa and Exacima)
  • tetanus(6 doses at 2, 3, 4 and 10 months, and between 5 and 6 plus 10 and 11 years, Infanrix Exa and Exacima)
  • pertussis (6 doses at 2, 3, 4 and 10 months, and between 5 and 6 plus 10 and 11 years, Infanrix Exa and Exacima)
  • poliomyelitis (6 doses at 2, 3, 4 and 10 months, and between 5 and 6 plus 10 and 11 years, Infanrix Exa and Exacima)
  • haemophilus influenzae tybe B (6 doses at 2, 3, 4 and 10 months, and between 5 and 6 plus 10 and 11 years, Infanrix Exa and Exacima)
  • hepatitis B (6 doses at 2, 3, 4 and 10 months, and between 5 and 6 plus 10 and 11 years, Infanrix Exa and Exacima)
  • measles (2 doses at 15 months and between 21 and 23 months, Priorix, Priorix-tetra that includes chickenpox is recommended)
  • mumps (2 doses at 15 months and between 21 and 23 months, Priorix, Priorix-tetra that includes chickenpox is recommended)
  • rubella (2 doses at 15 months and between 21 and 23 months, Priorix, Priorix-tetra that includes chickenpox is recommended)

The only legal exemption is contradiction to the vaccines or immunity from the diseases. There is a possible exemption based on religion conviction and It is not clear if there is a possible philosophical exemption. We are waiting for a decision from the Constitutional Court.

EFVV organisations in Czech Republic:
Other pro-choice organisations in Czech Republic:
School
Unvaccinated children in Czech Republic are not allowed in nurseries, preschools and kindergardens. If kindergarten accept unvaccinated child, it can be fined up to 18.500 Euro (500.000 Czk). Public health authorities provide often incorrect legal information to doctors and kindergarten directors who are under big pressure.
Adverse event following immunisation public reporting system
There is no law which regulates responsibility for vaccine injury. Ministry of health is now preparing a law to regulate vaccine injury compensation. Vaccination was very discussed topic in 2015 on Czech media, because the public health law was amended. The amendments will came into force on December 1st, 2015. Unfortunately no positive changes were adopted and the vaccination is still mandatory. During the legislation process a group of active parents met the deputies and senators of the Czech parliament and discussed mandatory vaccination. They managed to convince some parliament members about voluntary vaccination. Parents also convinced lot of PMs, that kindergartens should be opened even for unvaccinated children. Unfortunately, most PMs followed the Ministry of health belief in mandatory vaccination and school attendace policy. The public health law then underwent minor changes only. Report adverse events here.