Getting vaccinated against COVID-19

3. Priority groups for vaccination

Access to vaccination depends on the criteria of residence and natonality and/or health insurance coverage. Appointments are prioritised on the basis of age and vulnerability status.

1) Vaccination 1st et 2nd doses

In Geneva, all persons aged 12 years+ may register on the COVID-19 vaccination platform  or get vaccinated with or without a prior appointment.

Healthy people who have had COVID-19 are advised to wait 3 months after the onset of the first symptoms (positive PCR/antigen test) before getting vaccinated. They can seek advice from their GP.

Vaccination of young adults (16-30 years)

  • Vaccination of young adults : Why get vaccinated? 

Consult the FAQ : COVID-19: Vaccination 16-30 years - Reasons for the vaccine

  • Vaccination of young persons aged 16-17 years

For minors, the consent of parents or guardians is not required for vaccination against COVID-19. Vaccination of 16-18 year olds is possible at all vaccination centres and walk-in sites.
 

For more information:

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

 

Vaccination of young persons (12-15 years)

For minors, the consent of parents or guardians is not required for vaccination against COVID-19. 

Minors between the ages of 12 and 15 will be asked to sign a consent form when they come to the vaccination centre. It is recommended that a parent(s) accompany them to the vaccination appointment(s).

Vaccination for 12-15 year olds is carried out at one of the following vaccination centres:

  • Centre médical universitaire (CMU-HUG) 
  • Groupe médical d'Onex (GMO)
  • m3 Sanitrade Chêne 

 

For more information:

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

 

Inscription vaccination
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for doses 1 & 2

 

 2) Booster dose and 3rd vaccine dose

FOPH recommendations for booster vaccination:

  • persons aged 16 and over,
  • fully vaccinated persons (i.e. full vaccination with the mRNA vaccine : 2 doses or 1 cure + 1 dose),
  • at least six months after the basic immunisation. 

Booster shot for persons aged 65+

A booster dose is possible and recommended for fully vaccinated persons (i.e. full vaccination with the mRNA vaccine : 2 doses or 1 cure + 1 dose), who are aged 65+.

People who fall under this category may register directly on the platform or through the COVID-19 information line (0800 909 400) to make an appointment in one of the existing permanent vaccination centres. Registration for the booster dose will be done via the direct booking system which allows you to choose the time slot and the vaccination centre.

It is also possible to make an appointment via the general information line COVID-19 (0800 909 400).

People with reduced mobility can be vaccinated by the mobile vaccination team of the Geneva homecare institution (imad), even if they are not regular imad clients. They should speak to their GP who will contact imad to request access to vaccination at home.

For fully vaccinated persons living in nursing homes for elderly people (EMS) or in a residential building with facilities for the elderly (IEPA) or who go to day care centers, vaccination in these premises will be carried out on site by a mobile vaccination team.
 

Booster shot for vulnerable persons under the age of 65 years

For persons under 65 who are considered vulnerable and have high-risk chronic diseases according to the FOPH list, a booster shot may be recommended in individual cases, after a thorough discussion with the GP. The dose will be given on prescription only.

The booster dose should be given at least 6 months after the full vaccination, with either 2 doses of mRNA vaccine or 1 cure + 1 dose of mRNA vaccine.

People who fall under this category may register directly on the platform or through the COVID-19 information line (0800 909 400) to make an appointment in one of the existing permanent vaccination centres. Registration for the booster dose will be done via the direct booking system which allows you to choose the time slot and the vaccination centre.

It is also possible to make an appointment via the general information line COVID-19 (0800 909 400).
 

Booster dose for persons as of 16 years

 
  • From 1 December, the booster dose is open to persons aged 50 to 64 (by registration and appointment only).
    Persons aged between 50 and 64, who have pre-registered to receive an SMS notifying them of this opening, will be duly notified by order of pre-registration. Between 1 and 7 December, only two vaccination centres offer the booster dose to the population. 
     
  • From 7 December, all vaccination centres will offer the booster dose to persons aged between 50 and 64 (by registration and appointment only). 
     
  • From 13 December, the booster dose will be open to the entire population aged 16 and over. 
    Persons concerned are invited to pre-register online, in order to receive an SMS informing them of the opening of registration in their age category for the booster dose of vaccine.
     


Important
The booster dose must be given at least 6 months after the full vaccination (i.e. 2 doses of mRNA vaccine or 1 cure + 1 dose of mRNA vaccine).

Persons who meet these criteria can register directly on the vaccination platform to make an appointment at the permanent vaccination centres. Registration for the booster dose will be done via the direct booking system, which allows you to choose the time slot and the vaccination centre.

It is also possible to make an appointment via the COVID-19 general information  line (0800 909 400).

 

Inscription vaccination
Inscription vaccination
Click here to register online
for booster dose

 

3rd vaccine dose for highly immuno-suppressed persons

These are, for example, persons undergoing oncological treatment (certain chemotherapies) or transplanted persons who did not produce a sufficient response to the first two doses to improve their protection against the virus. In order to obtain their third vaccination appointment, persons with a high level of immunosuppression must therefore consult their doctor, who will provide them with a medical recommendation and refer them to the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG).

 

 

 3) Documents to show at vaccination appointments

Eligibility criteria for vaccination and documents to be submitted

Any person falling into one of the categories mentioned below may register on the vaccination platform. 

Depending on the category, they will have to present various documents during their vaccination appointment :

Category Documents to provide
Persons residing in the canton of Geneva (and their children) who have subscribed to a basic health insurance (LAMal regime)

Identity card/passport
+ if applicable, residence permit

+ medical insurance card

Cross-border commuters (and their children) with basic health insurance (LAMal or other)

Identity card/passport

+ medical insurance card

Cross-border commuters working in international organisations with expatriate status 

Identity card/passport

+ legitimation card

Cross-border commuters who work in a Geneva health institution as health professionals and who are not covered by the LAMal insurance scheme

Identity card/passport

+ certificate of employment

Swiss nationals abroad - with or without compulsory health insurance in Switzerland (basic insurance) - and their close family members living in the same household and who are not Swiss nationals (partner, children, parents, parents-in-law)

Identity card/passport

+ if applicable, medical insurance card

+ a signed declaration attesting to their household community

 

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).

Certificates 

  • Certificates of priority vaccination, which were required for highly vulnerable persons, are no longer necessary.
  • Employment certificates are still required for cross-border workers who work in a Geneva health institution as health professionals and who have not subscribed to the LAMal insurance scheme. 

 

 


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.

Dernière modification
8 December 2021
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