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The COVID-19 Vaccine

 

 

Covid-19 vaccine

You can either make an appointment directly through this link or by calling the COVID-19 vaccination hotline (0848 33 66 11).

 

The vaccines adapted to XBB 1.5 (Pfizer - Comirnaty® and Moderna - Spikevax®) are available from us since October 18, 2023.

 

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Opening hours

Covid 19 vaccinations are currently carried out on Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
 In addition, the following vaccination appointments are offered in January:
 
- 3rd of January 2024
- 5th of January 2024
- 8th of January 2024
- 15th of January 2024

 

Vaccination recommendation

For the fall/winter of 2023, the EKIF (Federal Commission for Immunization Questions) has issued a new vaccination recommendation, valid from October 2, 2023: 


Almost all individuals have already come into contact with coronavirus and their immune systems have dealt with the virus accordingly. The current virus variants tend to cause mild courses of disease in persons without risk factors. With increased indoor contact, coronavirus may circulate more widely and increase the likelihood of contracting covid-19.

Who is recommended to be vaccinated in the fall/winter?

Covid 19 vaccination is recommended in the fall/winter for all at-risk individuals 16 years of age and older. Particularly at risk individuals have an increased risk of severe disease progression and they are most likely to experience a decline in immune protection. Vaccination improves protection against severe disease and its complications for several months.
 

Which individuals are considered most at risk?

The complete list can be found here.

What about the rest of the population?
All persons under age 65 with no risk factors are not recommended for Covid 19 vaccination in the fall/winter. For them, vaccination provides low and short-term protection against infections with mild disease.
So, health professionals and caregivers are also not recommended to be vaccinated. However, they can be vaccinated if, after individual consideration and decision, they wish to somewhat reduce the risk of infection with mild disease.

 

Flu vaccination + covid vaccination

Influenza viruses circulate annually during the cold season and cause a wave of influenza practically every winter. According to the recommendations for vaccination against influenza, we would like to offer people with an increased risk of complications the opportunity to receive the flu vaccination at the same time as the Covid vaccination.

If you are interested, please let us know when you arrive for the Covid vaccination that you are also interested in the flu vaccination.

If vaccination is not possible on that day, you are welcome to book an appointment for the flu vaccination at the Travel Clinic UZH.

Costs

Recommended vaccinations are free of charge and covered by mandatory health care insurance.

Non-recommended Covid vaccinations (e.g. for travel purposes due to entry regulations in other countries) can be performed on a self-pay basis (60 CHF per vaccination, payable locally) if medically justifiable.

The flu vaccination is also paid for on site.
You will receive a reimbursement voucher after payment.
 

COVID - Certificate

 

As of September 1, Covid-19 certificates will no longer be issued.
Please bring your vaccination book so that the vaccination can be entered.

Appointment
Overview:

Please arrive on time for your appointment and report to the entrance of the vaccination center when you arrive.
Due to the current demand and our capacity, people can also be vaccinated without pre-registration - (walk-ins possible).

 

What do I need to bring with me?

  • 6-digit VacMe code

  • Swiss health insurance card

  • identification card

  • vaccination card (if available)

  • Any additional documents (such as doctor`s note and/or medication list (if applicable))

  • Means of payment (preferably EC card) in case you wish to receive a vaccination not recommended by the BAG.

Currently Available Vaccines

The mRNA vaccines from Moderna (Spikevax XBB.1.5) and Pfizer (Comirnaty® Omicron XBB.1.5) adapted to XBB 1.5 are primarily used for the vaccinations.

Do you have a question or would you like to book an appointment?