During its session of 16th February 2022, the Federal Council decided to lift nearly all protective measures, given the easing of the epidemiological situation. Nevertheless, the virus continues to circulate and the vaccine continues to protect against severe forms of the disease, especially for vulnerable persons.
In Geneva, the vaccination system remains operational for all persons who wish to be vaccinated, as of the age of 5 years. Depending on the evolution of the epidemiological situation, it will be adapted to the needs of the population.
Vaccination continues to give access to the COVID-19 certificate, which may be necessary to travel abroad.
You will find on the Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 web pages, all information concerning vaccination against COVID-19 in the canton of Geneva :
- Why get vaccinated?
- What are the admissibility criteria for vaccination in Geneva and who has priority?
- How to register online?
- Where can one get vaccinated?
- How many people have received their vaccines?
- How will the vaccination campaign take place?
As of 1st July 2022, people who wish to have a second booster for travel purposes will have to pay for the vaccination themselves. The vaccination takes place at the COVID vaccination centre of the HUG. The cost of CHF 60.- must be paid on site on the day of the vaccination.
According to the latest recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the Federal Commission for Vaccinations (FCV), a booster dose can be given as early as 4 months after the 2nd dose of the vaccine or infection, although this does not yet correspond to the authorisation issued by Swissmedic.
Since 4 January, vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 years is possible. Registration online. The parent accompanying the child will have to show his/her identity card as well as that of the child.
The Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) in the primary vaccination scheme and the booster scheme is administered to people who live in the canton at the HUG (Geneva University Hospitals) vaccination centre on Wednesday mornings, by appointment through the vaccination registration platform online.
Persons eligible for vaccination in Geneva, who received their first dose of vaccine abroad, can receive their second dose or their booster dose in Geneva as long as their vaccine is recognised in Switzerland and they have proof of vaccination. They can submit a request by e-mail.
Since September 14, 2021, pregnant women no longer need to present a medical certificate, nor their written consent to be vaccinated. Since May 28, 2021, the FOPH recommends mRNA vaccination, starting in the second trimester, for all pregnant women. Vaccination is also recommended for breastfeeding women as well as women who are planning a pregnancy.
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