Covid-19 Vaccinations in Switzerland

Each Canton has to follow the Federal Government’s vaccination strategy, whereby priority will be given to elderly people and people with high risk chronic illness. The order of priority is:

– People aged 75 and over
– People with chronic diseases of the highest risk, regardless of their age
– People aged between 65 and 74
– People under 65 and people with chronic diseases who have not yet been vaccinated

NB If you suffer from a high-risk chronic disease, your doctor will urgently recommend you to have the vaccination as soon as possible.

Although vaccinations are strongly recommended, they are not obligatory. There are many internet sites if you wish to have further information about the vaccines eg www.infovac.ch (scroll through to find Coronavirus info)

Canton Vaud: www.vd.ch
If you are over 75, ring 058 715 11 00 between 9h00 and 20h30 and they will give you an appointment. Further details will be given for the next groups as more vaccines become available. From 7 January, the website www.coronavax.ch will be active and people can fill out the online mail form to request an appointment for a vaccination. Appointments will then be given based on a person’s vulnerability.

Canton Geneva www.ge.ch
In early January, people over 75 living in the canton of Geneva should receive a letter from the Cantonal health authorities inviting them to sign up for a vaccination appointment. People aged 65-74 will receive their letter as soon as sufficient vaccines become available. The letter will give full details about Covid-19 vaccinations. There is a link on www.ge.ch to book vaccination appointments online – you’ll need your insurance card and have access to a mobile phone to register. Help line number: 0800 909 400