4. COVID vaccination
Since 3rd April 2023, vaccination against COVID-19 in spring and summer of 2023 is no longer generally recommended by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). Indeed, the immunity of the Swiss population against SARS-CoV-2 is estimated at 98% and the viral circulation envisaged in the coming months is low.
In view of the new recommendations, the current vaccination program has been put on hold. Since 3rd April 2023, vaccination against COVID-19, be it free of charge and subject to a fee, is now only administered at the HUG vaccination centre.
Vaccination against COVID-19 may be recommended on a case-by-case basis for vulnerable people1 aged 16 years or older with a medical prescription. The prescription is issued when the attending physician considers that a dose of vaccine is medically indicated and that better protection against a severe form of the disease can be achieved temporarily. The last dose must have been given more than 6 months ago.
If the above conditions apply, the doctor will deliver the medical prescription to the patient. The patient must present it at the vaccination centre to qualify for a free vaccination.
Any other person wishing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 can do so on payment.
Vaccination on payment
All other persons who wish to be vaccinated, for example for travel reasons, can be vaccinated at the HUG vaccination centre for a fee. Vaccination costs 64 francs and payment is preferably made using a card.
Where to get vaccinated?
In order to adapt to the new recommendations, vaccination performed in centres, pharmacies and medical practices has been suspended. Since 3rd April 2023, the vaccination centre of the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) is the only place to vaccinate against COVID-19.
Appointment and opening hours
HUG -Vaccination centre
White prefab building - Sector E
(entrance next to the COVID test centre)
It is also possible to come and get vaccinated without an appointment.
Documents to present at the time of vaccination
At the appointment at the vaccination centre
- An identity document and, if applicable, a LAMal insurance card or an international identity card for expatriates.
For booster vaccination
- Proof of the last vaccination (certificate or yellow vaccination booklet).
For free vaccination
- The medical prescription of the attending general practitioner (GP).
For any question regarding vaccination against COVID, contact the vaccination sector of the cantonal pharmacist's office:
Monday to Friday
9:00-12:00 | 13:30-16:30
T. 022 546 52 80
1 Vulnerable persons at risk of developing a severe form of COVID-19 are persons aged 65 years or older and persons aged 16 years or older with an increased health risk due to a pre-existing disease, Down's syndrome, or pregnancy.