COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccination against COVID-19 started in Slovakia started in late December 2020. The first person received the jab on December 26.

Those who wish to be vaccinated will have to book the date via the website (vaccination registration form available in Slovak only).

Slovakia uses the vaccines that have been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for use in the European Union: two mRNA vaccines, Comirnaty produced by Pfizer/BioNTech and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and the adenovirus-based AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine.  The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is expected to be added to the rollout soon. 

FAQs about vaccination in Slovakia

Vaccination of foreigners living in Slovakia

EU citizens who live in Slovakia need to register their S1 form to be eligible for Covid vaccination


Očkovanie proti ochoreniu Covid-19.
Každoročná očkovacia kampaň proti chrípke sa začala skôr, ako sa plánovalo. SITA22. Oct 2021, at 18:24
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About 3,000 people awaiting the recognition of Covid vaccination confirmation. 19. Oct 2021, at 18:00
Let’s defeat it before it defeats us.
Apart from the new campaign, the Health Ministry continues in its informational activities to boost the vaccination rate. 18. Oct 2021, at 11:57
People with immunity problems and at-risk groups will be given preference. 7. Oct 2021, at 16:15
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Verbal and physical attacks are aimed against their family members, too. 6. Oct 2021, at 17:15
Some vaccination centres require approval from the person's doctor. 6. Oct 2021, at 11:42
The worst colour Bratislava can be classified as in the Covid automat warning alert system is red. 5. Oct 2021, at 11:36
Vladimír Krčméry was first to receive the Covid vaccine in Slovakia
Slovakia’s chief hygienist receives threats everyday. Vaccination teams have been attacked as well. Martin Vančo29. Sep 2021, at 12:03
The health minister said chemists could soon help with vaccination against Covid-19. 22. Sep 2021, at 11:16
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Measuring of immune response absent from Slovakia's strategy, expert said. 8. Sep 2021, at 18:10
Paediatricians will assess cases individually. 8. Sep 2021, at 17:06
The pilot project of in-field vaccination of pupils was launched in the village of Kecerovce.
The Covid vaccination uptake in marginalised communities is far below the national average, provoking concerns ahead of Delta wave. Martin Vančo31. Aug 2021, at 17:16
Igor Matovič
The rules of the competition say something else. 26. Aug 2021, at 12:09
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They can obtain information only if employees voluntarily provide it. 24. Aug 2021, at 17:58
Kuuno Vaher, the AstraZeneca's Cluster Country Director for Central Europe.
There is always the issue in health care that all knowledge and findings are not implemented in real life how they should be. 23. Aug 2021, at 15:03
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Walk-in vaccination will be available in 12 towns around Slovakia. 18. Aug 2021, at 17:03
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Vaccination is an emotionally charged topic, that’s why many politicians cannot resist it. 11. Aug 2021, at 19:40
People queuing in front of the vaccination centre in Bratislava, May 15
They also calculated the costs of an unvaccinated person for society. 3. Aug 2021, at 17:45
The lottery, introduced by the Finance Ministry led by Igor Matovič, should motivate people to get vaccinated against Covid.
People will be able to win up to €100,000 in weekly drawings. 2. Aug 2021, at 11:48
Checks at the borders
Constitutional Court suspended currently valid rules for crossing borders for people with just a first shot. Changes will be adopted once the ruling is effective. 28. Jul 2021, at 11:20
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