3. Priority groups for vaccination

In Geneva, all persons aged 12 years+ may register on the COVID-19 vaccination platform .

Access to vaccination depends on the criteria of residence and/or health insurance coverage.

The order of access to vaccination appointments depends also on the number of doses received by the canton. Vaccine doses (Pfizer and Moderna) are made available to the cantons by the Confederation in a quantity proportionate to their population and according to the orders placed with suppliers.

 

1) Criteria of residence and/or health insurance coverage

Any person falling into one of the 4 categories of residence and health insurance mentioned above and who wishes to register on the vaccination platform can do so

  1. persons residing in the canton of Geneva with basic LAMal scheme health insurance,

  2. cross-border commuters with basic LAMal scheme health insurance,

  3. cross-border commuters working in international organisations with expatriate status (legitimation card required),

  4. cross-border commuters working in a Geneva health institution as a health professional (proof of employment required for those who have not subscribed to the LAMal insurance scheme).

During your first appointment, you will be asked to provide proof of your residence status in Geneva or, if you do not reside in Geneva, to provide proof that you belong to one of the above-mentioned categories and that you can be vaccinated in Geneva.

 

Mandatory documents to be presented at the vaccination centre at the first appointment:

Persons who reside in Geneva and who have taken out a basic LAMal health insurance scheme: Identity  card (and residence permit if applicable) and insurance card
Persons who are cross-border commuters and who have taken out a basic LAMal health insurance scheme: Identity card and insurance card
Persons who are cross-border commuters working in international organisations with an expatriate status: Identity card and international legitimation card
Persons who are cross-border commuters working in a Geneva health institution as a health professional and who are not registered under the LAMal health insurance regime: Identity card and work certificate

 

People who aren't 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 received vaccination appointments.

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).

In order to prevent people, who do not meet the criteria applicable in Geneva, from travelling unnecessarily and being refused access to their appointments, the canton regularly updates its lists of vaccination appointments and cancels the appointments allocated to these people. They are notified by SMS of this cancellation.

 

 

2) Priority groups for vaccination

In Geneva,  vaccination is now also open to all persons aged 12+ years.

  • For minors aged 16-18 years, the consent of parents or guardians is not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • For minors aged 12-15 years, the consent of parents or guardians is not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. It is recommended that a parent(s) accompany them to the vaccination appointment.

    According to the Federal Office of Public Health and the Federal Commission for Vaccinations, 12 to 15 year olds are now the sixth target group for the mRNA vaccine recommendations. Vaccination of adolescents aged 12 to 15 years will start on 5 July 2021. 

For more information: See FOPH documentation : COVID-19 vaccination now also possible for young people aged 12 and over Find out more now

 

The extension of vaccination to the 12-44 age group implies that priority vaccination certificates required for the persons with high vulnerability criteria are no longer necessary.

work certificate is in all cases still necessary for health professionals who are cross-border commuters working in a Geneva health institution and who are not registered under the LAMal health insurance regime.

 

OVERVIEW - priority groups and documents to present at the vaccination centre

In Geneva, only people who meet all the required conditions and who come to their first vaccination appointment with all the required documents, will have access to the vaccination centres. All other persons will be denied access.

If you try to bypass the mandatory requirements, your vaccination appointment will be void and lost.

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).

a) All persons aged 18+, 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 
Presentation of the following documents is mandatory:

  • Identity card
  • LAMal insurance card (or, when applicable, international legitimation card*).

 

b) All persons aged 12 to 17, 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 whose parents are attached to an international organisation, with an expatriate status.

 

For young persons aged 12 to 15, it is recommended to come with a parent.

 

 

Vaccination in one fo the following vaccination centres: CMU-HUG, GMO or m3 Chêne

Presentation of the following documents is mandatory:

  • Identity card
  • LAMal insurance card (or, when applicable, international legitimation card*)

 

c) All health professionals who are cross-border commuters working in a Geneva health institution and who are not registered under the LAMal health insurance regime

Vaccination in a vaccination centre

Presentation of the following documents is mandatory:

  • Identity card
  • Work certificate

 

 

 

People in good health who have had COVID-19 are advised to wait 6 months* after the first symptoms appeared before getting vaccinated. They can seek advice from their general physician.

* Initially set at 3 months, this period has been increased to 6 months for persons according to a FOPH directive of 13 April 2021.

 


Do you have a question regarding your registration?

You may submit your questions by email or by calling the COVID-19 general information line (0800 909 400) - free call 7/7 8am-7pm.

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22 July 2021
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