COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccination against COVID-19 started in Slovakia started in late December 2020. The first person received the jab on December 26. The Health Ministry has published a vaccination plan, divided into 11 phases

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.  

FAQs about vaccination in Slovakia

Updated vaccination strategy and the vaccination of teachers

Vaccinated or not, there is just one set of rules when crossing the border 




PM Eduard Heger
The prime minister also commented on the recent statements of an OĽaNO MP. 1 h10. Apr 2021, at 14:39
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The Health Ministry opened the registration for people older than 45 years. 2 h10. Apr 2021, at 13:56
Igor Matovič at the April 9 press conference.
Several foreign media have reported on the recent dispute over the Russian vaccine Sputnik V in Slovakia. 4 h10. Apr 2021, at 12:24
Health Minister Marek Krajčí and PM Igor Matovič shaking hands in front of cargo plane with Sputnik V supplies on March 1.
Both the ministry and the drug control authority were notified about the lacking registration but had no objections, said head of the Biomedical Research Centre. 4 h10. Apr 2021, at 12:16
Health Minister Marek Krajčí (left) and PM Igor Matovič (both OĽaNO) welcome the first Sputnik vaccine doses in Slovakia.
General Prosecutor’s office has received a motion to investigate the controversy surrounding vaccines. 23 h9. Apr 2021, at 16:48
Sputnik V
Director of the Slovak Institute for Drug Control welcomes the laboratory tests but would be surprised if Hungarians performed the assessment. 9. apr9. Apr 2021, at 15:33
The first batch should arrive in Slovakia in mid-April. 8. apr8. Apr 2021, at 18:13
AstraZeneca vaccines against Covid-19
Blood clots can be a very rare side effect, but the overall benefit-risk remains positive, the European Medicines Agency said. 8. apr8. Apr 2021, at 11:32
The Health Ministry has final word on whether Slovakia will vaccinate with Sputnik V or not. 7. apr7. Apr 2021, at 11:54
Sputnik V should be used in Slovakia only after registration, respondents in a recent survey opined. 7. apr7. Apr 2021, at 11:51
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The change came after a doctor said that three quarters of people vaccinated on Easter were under eligible age. 6. apr6. Apr 2021, at 17:52
NCZI has planned an outage for a few hours on Easter Sunday. 4. apr4. Apr 2021, at 11:54
First Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to be administered in Slovakia.
Slovakia benefits from the new redistribution. We will remember it when others turn to us asking for solidarity, foreign affairs minister commented. 3. apr3. Apr 2021, at 9:29
Zuzana Števulová
People should not fear their residence status will be an issue at the vaccination centre, human rights lawyer says. 1. apr1. Apr 2021, at 20:33
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Promised supply of Russian vaccines for March has not arrived in Slovakia. 1. apr1. Apr 2021, at 19:25
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Experts warn to stay disciplined during upcoming holidays. 30. mar30. Mar 2021, at 17:49
People older than 50 years may sign up for vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine. 28. mar28. Mar 2021, at 18:36
Health Ministry plans to open registration for vaccination for those over 50 next week. 26. mar26. Mar 2021, at 17:17
Slovakia will switch to the daylight savings time this coming Sunday.
The coalition crisis must be resolved by Monday. 26. mar26. Mar 2021, at 17:15
Vaccination of teachers under 55 using the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine in Žilina.
Only Bulgaria and Croatia are expected to vaccinate fewer people, according to the recent changes to the distribution key. 24. mar24. Mar 2021, at 17:47