At this point in the pandemic, nearly all unvaccinated people in Switzerland have been infected with coronavirus at least once. Their immune systems have therefore been exposed to the virus. For this reason, those who are not at especially high risk are only advised to receive one dose of vaccine. This enhances their protection against severe illness. Alternatively, two doses of vaccine can be given, four weeks apart.
Anyone who is at especially high risk and who is unvaccinated is advised to get a COVID-19 vaccination with two doses of vaccine, four weeks apart.
For a single-dose vaccination, we recommend a variant-adapted (bivalent) mRNA vaccine or the Novavax protein vaccine. For a two-dose vaccination, we recommend a monovalent mRNA vaccine, although a variant-adapted (bivalent) mRNA vaccine can also be used.
Some persons may also be subject to specific recommendations: the monovalent mRNA vaccine is recommended, for instance, for persons with severely weakened immune systems. For further information please consult your doctor.
Persons aged 18 or over who are unvaccinated and who cannot receive an mRNA vaccine or the Novavax protein-based vaccine for medical reasons or who do not wish to receive such vaccines can be vaccinated with one dose of the Janssen viral vector vaccine.
Important: those who are pregnant or breastfeeding and persons with severely weakened immune systems should receive an mRNA vaccine.