How to get vaccinated against COVID-19?
How to get vaccinated against COVID-19?Last update: 20/10/2021
Vaccination in the Principality, which is offered on a voluntary basis, is carried out at the National Vaccination Centre in the Rainier III Auditorium (ground floor) and is available by appointment only.
Anyone who is a Monegasque national or resident, is a pupil or student educated in Monaco, or who works in Monaco can be vaccinated free of charge.
Those who work in the Principality must show proof of employment.
Minors must be accompanied by a legal representative and must present a duly completed authorisation form (either joint authorisation from their legal representatives, or sole authorisation if they only have one legal representative). This can be downloaded below.
To make an appointment, those wishing to be vaccinated can:
The whole population is susceptible to contracting COVID-19.
However, some people are more at risk of severe forms. There is justification for these people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on the basis of one or more of the following co-morbidities, which could lead to a serious form of the disease, such as:
- Obesity (BMI >30)
- COPD and severe respiratory failure
- Complicated arterial hypertension
- Heart failure
- Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
- Chronic kidney failure
- Cancers and malignant haematological diseases that are active and date from fewer than 3 years ago
- Solid organ or haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
- Trisomy 21
- Others to be specified
If you have one or more of these risk factors, you can download the prescription form below and consult your doctor in order to justify vaccination against COVID-19.
Then, with this medical prescription, you should contact the call centre on 92.05.55.00 to inform them of your priority for vaccination.
An appointment for the vaccination will be arranged as soon as possible.
At the center, the process takes about thirty minutes:
- Registration at reception
- Medical consultation
- Vaccination (The process involves an injection in your arm)
You should then wait about 15 minutes after the vaccination to be sure there are no side or allergic reactions.
You don't have to be fasting especially.
No. You can consult your family doctor if you wish, but it is not necessary. At the National Vaccination Centre, there will always be a doctor to accompany you if you need one.
No, you do not need to get tested. However, you should postpone your appointment in the following circumstances:
- If you are showing signs of an infection (temperature, cough, etc.)
- If you have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 7 days
- If you have been infected with COVID-19 within the last 3 months
- If you have a temporary contraindication to vaccination
There is not yet enough information to determine how long the immunity provided by any of the vaccines will last. We will know in a few months.
It is therefore possible that a booster vaccine may be required in the shorter or longer term to provide renewed immunity.
Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects, but they do not occur in everyone.
The following side effects have been observed in some people: redness around the injection site, fatigue, headache, and to a lesser extent chills, aches and pains, and even fever or allergic reactions.
In rare cases, a more severe reaction may also occur. The risk of serious or long-lasting side effects is very low, but can never be excluded. This applies not only to COVID-19 vaccines, but also to any medicine, including any vaccine.
It is best to report suspected adverse reactions to the health professional who vaccinated you or, if you have been vaccinated, to the National Vaccination Centre or a mobile vaccination team by telephone on 98.98.98.07 or 98.98.98.08 or by e-mail to [email protected] .
The Principality began the vaccination campaign on December 30th. The objective was to give priority to people over 75 years of age and to health workers most at risk.
Since January 19, vaccination has been open to people over 65 who want it and to people under 65 who suffer from serious pathologies.
Since Thursday, March 11, vaccination has been open to people over 55 who want it and to people over 18 who present risk factors for co-morbidity according to a list drawn up by the French High Authority of Health taken up in Monaco. An attending physician must certify comorbidities.
On presentation of a medical certificate, these people can make an appointment with the Covid-19 call center at 92.05.55.00 or online (https://vaccination-covid19.gouv.mc/).