VaccinationLast update: 21/12/2021
Vaccines have arrived in the Principality
Covid-19 vaccination campaign
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) recently approved the administration of an additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine for adults, as a booster (commonly called "3rd dose"), in order to reinforce the vaccine's effectiveness, which can wane from the 6th month after the complete vaccination against Covid-19.
In this context, the Government of Monaco is proposing that the following people benefit from this "3rd dose":
- Monegasques and residents aged 18 and over
- Health professionals
provided that they have received the last dose of vaccine against Covid-19 more than six months ago.
This vaccination is free of charge.
Vaccination is one of the ways of tackling the virus. In the absence of a cure, it is, together with the use of barrier measures, the only way to protect yourself. It helps to avoid serious disease from the infection, hospitalisations, admissions to intensive care and deaths.
As Dr Jean-Michel Cucchi, President of the "Ordre des Médecins de Monaco", explains, "for our elderly, the vaccinations are highly effective. They are therefore the most effective vaccines for the people who need them most".
No. You must volunteer and give your consent to be vaccinated.
Your family doctor should be your first port of call, since they know your medical history better than anyone else. All general practitioners have received training on the scientific advances that the currently available vaccine relies on. The COVID-19 Call Centre can also provide you with information.
You can receive an additional dose of the vaccine ("third dose") free of charge if you are in one of the following categories:
- You are Monegasque or a resident of the Principality, over 18 years of age and were given your second dose more than six months ago
- You are a health professional and were given your second dose more than six months ago
- You have conditions that put you at risk and you have a medical certificate (the six-month time-period since the last dose is not necessary)
The administration of this additional dose of the vaccine reinforces the effectiveness of vaccination, which may wane over time. This is in accordance with the favourable opinion of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
If you would like to take advantage of this third vaccination, contact the COVID-19 Call Cetre on 92.05.55.00. This call centre can be reached 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or make a request on line via the website vaccination-covid19.gouv.mc.
You will then be called back to make an appointment to be vaccinated at the National Vaccination Centre located at the Rainier III Auditorium. You do not need a serological test or medical prescription to have a third dose of the vaccine.