Getting vaccinated against COVID-19

2. Why get vaccinated against COVID-19?

Getting vaccinated implies not only protecting yourself, but also protecting the most vulnerable population groups to whom you could transmit the disease.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is recommended by the federal and cantonal health authorities for three reasons:

  1. It protects vulnerable people and reduces the number of seriously ill patients and deaths related to COVID-19.
  2. It will lead to fewer hospitalisations and ensure the maintenance of a properly functioning health care system for everyone.
  3. It will support the effort to address the negative social and economic consequences of this pandemic.

Coronavirus infection (SARS-Cov-2) most often causes a mild form of COVID-19 in adults and children.

However, the disease is often more severe among older people or people with clinical vulnerability criteria (obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart or lung disease, cancer, immunosuppressive disease or treatment...). COVID-19 can lead to complications and require prolonged hospitalisation, sometimes in intensive care. Even for people who are cured, the disease can cause long-term health problems. That is why it is important to get vaccinated. 

The Federal office of public health (FOPH), the federal commission for vaccinations, cantonal doctors, Swiss society groups of doctors and specialists recommend that you get vaccinated. Do not hesitate to discuss this matter with your general practitioner. 


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Last updated
1 April 2022

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