Swiss Influenza Pandemic Plan

The Swiss Influenza Pandemic Plan is an important planning instrument enabling the various actors (the Confederation, cantons and institutions concerned) to prepare for a pandemic, and facilitating international coordination.

Swiss pandemic preparedness formulates preparatory measures and actions applicable to the management of a pandemic. The Swiss Influenza Pandemic Plan has been regularly revised and updated by the Federal Commission for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (FCP) and the FOPH since 2004. The last version was published in 2018.

Revision of the Swiss Influenza Pandemic Plan

The Swiss Influenza Pandemic Plan is currently being revised to incorporate the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Several objectives are being pursued as part of this revision: Consideration of different pathogen classes, updating of content by internal FOPH and external experts as well as the introduction of a pandemic preparedness information platform for an easier use of the content. Stakeholders are involved in the revision process. The revised version will be available towards the end of 2024 and will form the basis for the continuous updating of the plan. In the meantime, the 2018 Swiss Influenza Pandemic Plan remains the reference document.


Swiss Influenza Pandemic Plan PDF

Swiss Influenza Pandemic Plan 2018

Strategies and measures to prepare for an influenza pandemic in Switzerland

Further relevant documents are available in German and French.

Last modification 10.01.2024

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