Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš will be vaccinated against coronavirus on Sunday, Dec. 27, which will be the very first day the doctors in the Czech Republic start the vaccination process. He reiterated that vaccination will start in four Prague and two Brno hospitals. “I don’t know who will be the first one in line, but the important thing is that we start vaccinating as soon as possible,” stated Babiš, who, until recently, said that he has to consult his general practitioner as he had his spleen resected. The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines, approved on Monday by the European Commission, will arrive in the Czech Republic on the evening of Dec. 26. The first of the 9,750 doses from the first shipment will go to health professionals in selected hospitals.
In January, older people in hospitals and social care homes will get vaccinated, followed by the rest of the older generation and seriously ill younger individuals. According to earlier information, President Miloš Zeman will also eventually be vaccinated. However, he will wait until the general public has access to the vaccination. “I’ll wait for the end of the first wave when the paramedics get vaccinated, and the second wave focused on the integrated rescue system workers. And then I’ll be among all the other citizens,” he told CNN Prima NEWS on Sunday, refusing to undergo the vaccination on camera.
Title image: Czech PM Andrej Babiš tours the Central Military Hospital in Prague (Andrej Babiš / Facebook)