Where can I be vaccinated?

The authorities in your canton will let you know where you can be vaccinated – for example via the cantonal website. A COVID-19 vaccination might be administered at the following sites in your canton for example:

  • in specific vaccination centres
  • in hospitals
  • in your doctor’s practice
  • in vaccinating pharmacies

Who covers the costs of the vaccination?

The 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 also get the vaccination free of charge 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 now.

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 COVID-19 vaccination infoline (any day from 6am to 11pm):

+41 800 88 66 44

Aargau

ag.ch
+41 62 835 51 10

Appenzell Ausserrhoden

ar.ch
+41 71 353 67 97

Appenzell Innerrhoden

ai.ch
+41 71 788 99 66

Basel-Landschaft

bl.ch
+41 61 552 25 25

Bern

be.ch
+41 31 636 87 87

Freiburg

fr.ch
+41 84 026 17 00

Genf

ge.ch
+41 800 909 400

Glarus

gl.ch
+41 55 645 67 00

Graubünden

gr.ch
+41 81 254 16 00

Luzern

lu.ch
+41 41 228 45 45

Neuenburg

ne.ch
+41 32 889 11 00

Nidwalden

nw.ch
+41 41 618 43 34

Obwalden

ow.ch
+41 840 005 800

St. Gallen

sg.ch
+41 58 229 22 33

Schaffhausen

sh.ch
+41 52 632 70 01

Schwyz

sz.ch
+41 41 819 13 61

Solothurn

so.ch
+41 32 627 74 11

Thurgau

tg.ch
+41 58 345 34 40

Tessin

ti.ch
+41 800 128 128

Uri

ur.ch
+41 41 875 50 70

Wallis

vs.ch
+41 58 433 01 44

Waadt

vd.ch
+41 58 715 11 00

Zürich

zh.ch
+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 (Download PDF) 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)
    • 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 quarantine?
  • 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.