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Patients can be inoculated against the following diseases in our surgery.

  • Tetanus - This vaccination must be repeated every 10-15 years (patients up to the age of 60 are vaccinated every 15 years, patients above 60 once in 10 years – older patients produce less antibodies). The injection is given intramuscularly, typically into the buttocks. If a patient fails to repeat the vaccination in time, one dose is given. We can check Tetanus antibodies on the patient expenses.
    Vaccination be needed sooner than after 15 years, for instance following injury. If you are concerned please discuss this possibility with a doctor. The vaccine is available in the surgery and is covered under public health insurance.
  • Hepatitis A - This vaccination is delivered intramuscularly, commonly into the shoulder muscle.

    Vaccination timetable:
    After the first injection a second injection is needed after 6-18 months.
    After first injection there is protective immunity lasting approximately one year, and the second injection increases this to at least 20 years and often provides lifelong protection. The vaccine is available in the surgery. It is not covered under public health insurance. For information about the current price please contact the surgery.

  • Hepatitis B - This vaccination is delivered intramuscularly, commonly into the shoulder muscle.

    Vaccination timetable:
    After the first injection a second injection is needed in one month’s time, and a third injection after 6 months. After the first two injections there is protective immunity lasting approximately 10 months, and the third injection provides lifelong protection. The vaccine is available in the surgery (either as a combination of hepatitis A+B, or only for hepatitis B). It is not covered under public health insurance. For information about the current price please contact the surgery.

  • Hepatitis A + B - This vaccination is delivered intramuscularly, commonly into the shoulder muscle.

    Vaccination timetable:
    After the first injection a second injection is needed in one month’s time, and a third injection after 6 months. After the first two injections there is protective immunity lasting approximately 10 months, and the third injection provides lifelong protection against hepatitis B and at least 20 years for hepatitis A. The vaccine is available in the surgery. It is not covered under public health insurance. For information about the current price please contact the surgery.

  • Tick meningoencephalitis - This vaccination is delivered intramuscularly, commonly into the shoulder muscle.

    Vaccination timetable:
    After the first injection a second injection is needed in 1-3 months’ time, followed by the third injection in 9-12 months. Two weeks after the second injection 99% of patients have sufficient protective antibodies. This protection lasts approximately 3-5 years and then it is necessary to apply a booster (once in 5 years up to the age of 60, once every 3 years for older patients) Vaccination is possible throughout the year, but the best time is in autumn or winter. The vaccine is available in the surgery. It is not covered under public health insurance. For information about the current price please contact the surgery.

  • Flu (Influenza) - Vaccination against flu is required every year and is prepared based on the form of virus from the previous season. Vaccination usually starts in October and continues till February. This vaccination is delivered intramuscularly, commonly into the shoulder muscle. Patients with certain disease or who are older than 65 have the vaccine covered under public health insurance with some extra fee (up to 50 CZK). Other patients have to pay for the vaccine.

    Public health insurance covers patients with following problems: chronic pulmonary problems, bronchitis, asthma, chronic heart problems, chronic kidney problems, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, patients with weak immune systems including those suffering from HIV or undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy or steroid hormones therapy

    The vaccine is available in the surgery. We recommend this vaccination for all patients who do not want to be surprised by acute illness.

Other types of vaccination available on order

  • Typhoid - This vaccination is delivered intramuscularly, commonly into the shoulder muscle. One injection is sufficient and the resulting immunity provides protection for 3 years. The vaccination is recommended for travellers to Africa and the Indian subcontinent, especially for long trips. Call surgery and make sure that the vaccine is available.
  • Poliomyelitis - This vaccination is delivered intramuscularly, commonly into the shoulder muscle. One injection is sufficient. It is recommended for patients above the age of 30 and provides protection for 10 years. It is recommended especially for travellers to equatorial Africa and the Indian subcontinent. This vaccine is not always available in the surgery, but a prescription can be issued for the patient to collect from the chemistry. Our nurse will then administer the injection in the surgery.
  • Diphteria - This vaccination is delivered intramuscularly, commonly into the shoulder muscle. One injection is sufficient. It is recommended for patients above the age of 45 travelling to Russia and provides protection for 10 years. This vaccine is not always available in the surgery, but a prescription can be issued for the patient to collect from the chemist. Our nurse will then administer the injection in the surgery.
  • Meningococcal infections - Vaccination is required for pilgrims to Mecca and Medina (tetravalent vaccine – Menomune – against N. meningitis A, C, Y, W-135). This vaccination is delivered intramuscularly or subcutaneously. One injection is sufficient and provides protection for 3 years. Travellers to Africa, south Asia, Mongolia and Nepal are recomended to vaccinate against N. meningitis A+C. Call surgery and make sure that the vaccine is available.
  • Pneumococal infections - This vaccine for adults protects against 23 kinds of pneumococus.

    It is recommended for:

    • people exposed to this illness at work (e.g. at old people’s homes)
    • patients whose spleen has been removed or is damaged
    • patients with chronic kidney problems
    • patients with serious immunity problems (including HIV)
    • patients with chronic heart problems
    • patients with chronic liver problems
    • patients with diabetes

    This vaccine is not always available in the surgery, but a prescription can be issued for the patient to collect from the chemist. Our nurse will then administer the injection in the surgery.

You can find more information about vaccination at http://www.vaccineinformation.org/ .