If you are infected with the coronavirus, you can find information on the number of doses of the vaccine needed in the section “Do people who are cured get vaccinated?”. To find out if it is possible to combine vaccines, consult the FAQ “Is it possible to combine anti-COVID-19 vaccines for basic immunization?”.
Find information on when you can get a booster vaccination in the section “Who can get a booster vaccination and when?”.
Vaccination is also recommended for people who have recovered. We therefore recommend vaccination for better and longer lasting protection. Get vaccinated possibly within 3 months following the infection. Starting 4 weeks after having a confirmed coronavirus infection, one dose of vaccine is sufficient for basic immunization.
If more than 3 months have passed since the infection, vaccination should be carried out as soon as possible. Also in this case, you only need a single dose of vaccine for basic immunization.
- There are exceptions for people particularly at risk; contact your doctor.
- Information on booster vaccination can be found in the section “Who can receive a booster vaccination and when?”.
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Can pregnant women or women planning pregnancy get vaccinated?
Vaccination against COVID-19 with an mRNA vaccine is recommended before or during pregnancy as the risk of severe course is much higher in pregnant women than in the general population of the same age. Furthermore, an infection can increase the risk of premature birth. Vaccination before or during pregnancy protects the mother and the unborn child.
Vaccination is also recommended for women planning pregnancy.
For pregnant women who have not received vaccination prior to pregnancy, we recommend that they be vaccinated from 12 weeks of pregnancy (i.e. from the 2nd trimester). Vaccination is possible even earlier.
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant and have any questions about vaccination, ask your doctor or midwife.Can children and adolescents be vaccinated? Vaccination of adolescents from 12 years of age
Vaccination is recommended for all adolescents from 12 years of age. It allows you to protect yourself from a COVID-19 disease with an often mild and very rarely severe course, as well as avoiding the negative effects of any measures in force and the consequences of frequent exposure (eg at school / in your free time).
The recommendation applies in particular to:
- adolescents suffering from a chronic illness;
adolescents living in collective facilities with a high risk of infection and outbreak.
- Adolescents are preferably vaccinated with the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.
Vaccination of children between 5 and 11 years old
Vaccination is recommended for children between 5 and 11 years old if parents or holders of parental authority wish it for their child based on an individual risk and benefit assessment.
- The recommendation is especially true for children:
- suffering from a chronic disease.
Only one dose of vaccine is recommended for children with confirmed and overcome coronavirus infection who fall within the group of people mentioned above. Vaccination is not recommended for all other children recovered for the time being.
It is a specific vaccine for children. The dosage is lower than that of the vaccine for people aged 12 and over.
Who and when is a booster vaccination recommended?
- Booster vaccination
- The booster vaccination is also recommended for pregnant women from the second trimester and breastfeeding women.
- You can find information on the number of vaccine doses needed for basic immunization in the section “What vaccines are used and how?”.
Did you get infected with the coronavirus after basic immunization?
If coronavirus infection has been confirmed after basic immunization with an mRNA vaccine, a booster vaccination is recommended starting 4 weeks after infection. In addition, at least 4 months must have passed since the last vaccination.
Where can I request a booster vaccination appointment?
The cantons are responsible for carrying out booster vaccinations. If a booster vaccination is recommended for you, you can book it according to the cantons’ offers. Find out on the website or via the Infoline of your canton about the facilities where you can book and receive the vaccination. Or ask your doctor or pharmacist. Alternatively, by carrying out the COVID-19 Vac-check you will be directed to the competent contact service in your canton.