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?
The canton receives a supply of vaccines that corresponds to specific population criteria: Geneva residents; cross-border workers with LAMal insurance; cross-border workers working in Geneva in the health sector; civil servants/international workers or expatriate personnel with a legitimation card.
- If you do not belong to one of these categories, please register in your canton or country of residence to be vaccinated.
- If you are not eligible for vaccination in the canton of Geneva and you have registered on the Geneva vaccination platform, please contact the general information line COVID-19 to unsubscribe (by e-mail or phone 0800 909 400 - free call 7/7 - 8am-7pm / dial 0041 800 909 400 from abroad).
People who are not eligible for vaccination in the canton of Geneva and who have nevertheless registered on the Geneva vaccination platform will be refused access to the vaccination centre for which they have received vaccination appointments.
- Vaccination is currently open to all persons aged 45 years and over and to specific priority groups and the system is currently allocating vaccination appointments to these persons only.
- In Geneva, all persons aged 16* years+ may register on the COVID-19 vaccination platform even if they are not yet part of a priority vaccination group.
- For young persons aged 16 to 18 years, the consent of their parents or guardians is not required for the registration and vaccination.
- The registration system does not indicate how many people are on a waiting list before you.
- All registered persons who have received a confirmation of registration by sms (or email) will be contacted again by sms (or email) for an appointment.
- Do not cancel your registration : your insurance number is already in the system and you would not be able to re-register.
- If you are not sure whether you are actually registered, you can enquire by e-mail or contact the COVID-19 general information line (0800 909 400 - free call 7/7 - 8am-7pm / dial 0041 800 909 400 from abroad).
- Vulnerable people aged 65+ for whom computer tools, language, hearing (difficulty to use a telephone) or mobility represent barriers for online registration may obtain vaccination appointments without using the on-line registration platform :
- By registering directly in one of the twenty-two pharmacies of the Pharmacie Populaire group, to register. They will be vaccinated at the Pharmacie Populaire vaccination centre, rue Antoine-Carteret.
- By register directly in two other pharmacies in Geneva (Phamacie Bleue at Vesenaz and Pharmacie du Mandement in Satigny). They will be vaccinated there.
- To enable people registered on the platform to access the vaccination as quickly as possible, the system automatically allocates appointments for all registered and prioritised people on a "first come, first served basis with the next available place".
- If the vaccination centre you have been assigned is not suitable, you can change the venue by calling the COVID-19 general information line (0800 909 400 - free call 7/7 - 8am-7pm.)
- Please note however, that the appointment allocation system will not allow you to choose your new vaccination centre. Your initial appointment will be cancelled and you will have access to only one or two centres for which the diary system is allocating appointments at the time of your call. Thank you for your appreciation in this regard.
- You have had COVID-19 and you want to register for the vaccination? Or you have had COVID-19 and have already received your two vaccination appointments (SMS)? You will find here the answers to your questions about the number of vaccine doses you need and the waiting period.
In Geneva, only persons who correspond to one of the 4 categories of residence and health insurance will be vaccinated.
a) All persons aged 45+, who reside in Geneva or who are cross-border commuters, and who have taken out a basic LAMal health insurance scheme, as well as all persons attached to an international organisation, with an expatriate status.*
Vaccination in a vaccination centre
Without this document, access to the appointment will be systematically refused.
b) All persons, aged under 45, with high vulnerability criteria, and provided that they have requested and received a certificate for priority vaccination from their general practitioner.
These persons reside in Geneva or are cross-border commuters who have taken out a basic LAMal insurance scheme. They may also be cross-border commuters working in international organisations with an expatriate status.
Before registering and going to the vaccination centre, all these people must request and receive a certificate of priority vaccination (vulnerability) from their general practitioner (GP).
Vaccination in a vaccination centre
Presentation of the following documents is mandatory:
Without these documents, access to the appointment will be systematically refused.
c) Healthcare staff (group I) in contact with high-risk persons, namely those working in nursing homes for the elderly and in hospitals, in intensive and intermediate care units, in services for patients with COVID-19, and in emergency services.
As from 6 April: other categories of health professionals (group II) and other health categories in contact with patients or vulnerable persons. More information (in French)
Vaccination at the workplace
Vaccination at the workplace or in a vaccination center depending if the workplace is a vaccination site or not.
If you have obtained a vaccination appointment by trying to by-pass the mandatory criteria and guidelines, your appointment will be void and your registration will be cancelled.
If you are not sure about your situation, please contact the COVID-19 general information line by e-mail or phone (0800 909 400 - free call 7/7 - 8am-7pm / dial 0041 800 909 400 from abroad).