How to get vaccinated against COVID-19?
How to get vaccinated against COVID-19?Last update: 20/10/2021
Vaccination is on a voluntary basis.
Anyone aged 5 years or older 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.
For children under 12 years of age, vaccination will take place at the National Vaccination Centre, in an area specially set up for them, following a medical consultation on site with a paediatrician.
An authorisation form signed by both parents will need to be presented first.
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.
Those wishing to be vaccinated can sign up by following the instructions given here.
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.
Vaccination is free and voluntary.
- You are invited to indicate your wish to be vaccinated by contacting the COVID-19 Call Centre on 92.05.55.00 (open from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week) or register yourself though this website https://vaccination-covid19.gouv.mc/
- You will be called back to arrange an appointment for vaccination at the National Vaccination Centre at the Auditorium Rainier III (Bd Louis II, 98000 Monaco) or at your home if you find it difficult to travel. If you live in a care home, you will be given specific information there.
If you are in an institution, specific information will be given to you on the spot.
It is not necessary to bring a medical prescription. The vaccine will be administered after a pre-vaccination medical consultation at the national vaccination centre or at your home.
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. This is not necessary.
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] .
For the general public, vaccinations are being administered:
- At the National Vaccination Centre in the Rainier III Auditorium (ground floor)
- At the Cardio-Thoracic Centre
You should not just turn up to either site. To make an appointment, you need to telephone the COVID-19 Call Centre on 92 05 55 00, or you can register online at: vaccination-covid19.gouv.mc
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/).