The SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to circulate and the vaccine continues to protect against severe forms of COVID-19, especially for vulnerable persons. In such cases, COVID-19 may cause complications and require extended hospitalisation, sometimes in intensive care.
In Switzerland, vaccination against COVID-19 is a free decision for each individual.
Vaccination continues to give access to the COVID-19 certificate, which may be necessary to travel abroad to some countries.
Booster vaccination is possible for anyone aged 16 and over. It is possible but no longer recommended for healthy individuals aged 12-15 years.
Booster vaccination is recommended as a priority for people aged 65 or over, pregnant women and people aged 16 to 64 who are at high individual risk due to health problems (obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart or lung disease, cancer, disease or immunosuppressive treatment). It is also recommended for health professionals and anyone in professional or private contact with vulnerable people.
Vaccination is not indicated during a COVID-19 infection: it is necessary to wait at least 4 weeks after the infection to be vaccinated.
People with seasonal, food or drug allergies can get vaccinated without contraindication.
Where to get vaccinated
- either in one of the vaccination centres
- Primary vaccination (people not yet vaccinated) and booster vaccination;
- Children, adults and immunosuppressed people
- mRNA vaccines (Moderna Spikevax® and Pfizer Comirnaty®) and non-mRNA vaccines (protein-based booster)
- or in a pharmacy or a doctors' surgery
- Booster vaccination only
- Moderna bivalent vaccine only
- vaccination at home
- People who have difficulty walking and getting around can be vaccinated by the mobile vaccination team of the Geneva home care institution (imad). All you have to do is ask your doctor.
- For people living in a residential building for the elderly (IEPA), vaccination takes place on site.
How to book an appointment
If you are having problems with your registration, the tutorials below will help you sign up:
Booster vaccination at a pharmacy or doctor's practice (GP):
Primary vaccination or booster vaccination at a vaccination centre:
For people who have difficulty registering online and are unable to get help from a relative, there are several options for getting vaccinated:
- you can make an appointment directly by phone in some pharmacies or vaccination centres
- you can go directly to some vaccination centres that offer vaccination without an appointment
- you can ask for help from the COVID-19 Green Line (0800 909 400) to make an appointment (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm - free call).
General information on vaccination
INFOVAC - The information platform on vaccinations in Switzerland (in French, German or Italian)
Vaccination is free of charge.
The COVID Helpline will be operational until 23rd December 2022.
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