Easy-to-read language: Information about the coronavirus vaccine

Who can receive the vaccine?

Find out more about the coronavirus vaccine here.

The coronavirus vaccine is generally referred to as the Covid-19 vaccine.

Why do we have a coronavirus vaccine?

The vaccine protects people from being infected with the coronavirus.

Most people with coronavirus only have mild symptoms.
But there are some people who become seriously ill,
particularly people who are especially at risk.

These people may have to go into hospital.
Or die.

That is why we have a coronavirus vaccine.
To make sure that as few people as possible become seriously ill.
And fewer people die.

Where can you register to receive the vaccine?

You can register for the vaccine in your canton.
You can find information about how to do this on your canton's website.

Who can receive the vaccine?

Every person aged 5 years and above can be vaccinated.
You can find information about this on the website of your canton.

Do you still have questions about the vaccines?

Then call this number: 058 463 00 00
You can call this number from Monday till Friday between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m.

Last modification 08.05.2024

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