Where can I get myself vaccinated?

All basic and booster COVID-19 vaccinations are the responsibility of the cantonal authorities. So if you have been advised to obtain a booster vaccination, you can make an appointment for this through the appropriate cantonal channels. Consult your canton’s website or info line to find out where and how to do so. Or just ask your doctor or your local pharmacy.

You may find, for instance, that your canton offers such booster vaccinations at:

  • specific vaccination centres
  • hospitals
  • your family doctor
  • certain pharmacies.

Who covers the costs of the vaccination?

The recommended COVID-19 vaccination is free of charge for:

  • People with compulsory basic health insurance in Switzerland. They do not have to pay any deductible or copayment.
  • People without basic health insurance if their permanent or habitual place of residence is in Switzerland (e.g. people working for a diplomatic or consular representation or international organisation and their family members, posted workers, students and retired people).
  • Cross-border commuters who do not live in Switzerland. Please contact your employer to find out more about how vaccinations are organised.
  • Swiss nationals living abroad and their close family members (such as partner, children, parents, in-laws) who live in the same household.

The costs are not covered if you don’t belong to one of the above groups. For example, this applies to travellers from other countries, tourists, and those on business trips. These groups should get vaccinated against COVID-19 at their place of residence.

Here you’ll find information material on the COVID-19 vaccination.

Ask about appointments for vaccination in your canton of residence.

You’ll find everything you need to know to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccination on your canton’s website. The list below will take you direct to the relevant site.

For general information on the COVID-19 vaccination, please call the national infoline coronavirus (Mon-Fri 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.):

+41 58 463 00 00


+41 62 835 51 10

Appenzell Ausserrhoden

+41 71 353 67 97

Appenzell Innerrhoden

+41 71 788 99 66


+41 61 552 25 25


+41 84 026 17 00


+41 55 646 60 60


+41 81 257 44 44


+41 41 228 45 45


+41 32 889 11 00


+41 41 618 43 34


+41 840 005 800


+41 52 632 70 01


+41 41 819 13 61


+41 32 627 74 11


+41 58 345 34 40


+41 800 128 128


+41 41 875 50 70


+41 58 715 11 00


+41 848 33 66 11

How to arrange a vaccination appointment for someone else

You can also arrange an appointment for someone close to you. Check the list above to see if there is an online booking tool for your preferred canton.

This checklist will help you gather all the information you need on the person in question. Each canton requires different details, so the checklist contains all the details you may potentially need:

  • Gender
  • Is the person at especially high due to a specific form of one of the following chronic conditions1?
    • heart disease
    • arterial hypertension/high blood pressure
    • respiratory diseases (incl. COPD and pulmonary fibrosis)
    • chronic liver diseases, including cirrhosis
    • kidney disease
    • diabetes mellitus
    • obesity (BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2)
  • Do they have trisomy 21?
  • Do they have allergies?
  • Do they have a congenital or acquired immune deficiency, or are they undergoing immunosuppressive therapy or treatment for cancer?
  • If they are a woman, are they pregnant? Since when?
  • Do they work in healthcare in a role that requires contact with patients, or do they care for particularly vulnerable people at especially high risk in a professional capacity?
  • Do they have close contact with someone in one of the defined particularly vulnerable groups (adult members of their household)?
  • Do they live or work in a communal facility (e.g. a home, etc.)?
  • Have they already tested positive for COVID-19 (PCR-/antigen test)?
  • Do they currently have a high temperature or other symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, chest pains or shortness of breath?
  • Are they currently in isolation?
  • Have they ever had a severe reaction to a prior vaccination?
  • First name
  • Surname
  • Date of birth
  • Health insurance card number
  • SV/AHV number
  • Address (street, number)
  • Postcode
  • Town/city
  • Canton
  • Country
  • Marital status
  • Profession
  • Can they make it to a vaccination centre?

1 You will find a detailed lists of these illnesses here: Categories of people at especially high risk (PDF, 205 kB)

Here you’ll find information material on the COVID-19 vaccination.