Last updated on 14.04.2021

Vaccination

Vaccine doses will be delivered to Switzerland in batches. People who are at especially high risk are to be vaccinated first. The authorities in your canton will let you know when and where you can be vaccinated – for example via the cantonal website. Your vaccination will be free of charge.

Vaccinations are voluntary in Switzerland. There are no plans for compulsory vaccination.

National COVID-19 vaccination info-line (every day from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.):

+41 58 377 88 92

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Why vaccinate?

The coronavirus is highly contagious. Even if most of those who are infected only develop mild symptoms or even no symptoms at all, some become seriously ill, particularly those who are at especially high risk.

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When can I be vaccinated?

The authorities in your canton will let you know when and where you can be vaccinated – for example via the cantonal website. Your vaccination will be free of charge.

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Vaccination planning

Vaccine doses will be delivered to Switzerland in batches. Therefore, vaccinating the population will take some months. People who are at especially high risk are to be vaccinated first.

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How does vaccination work?

The vaccine enables the body to produce immune responses targeted specifically against the virus so that it is equipped to combat the virus – and thus avoid the disease – on subsequent exposure. It acts on the immune system in the same way as the virus, but without causing the disease.

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Side effects, myths & questions

Vaccines are authorised by Swissmedic only if they are safe and effective. They are thoroughly tested to this end.

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