Getting vaccinated protects you and others
Vaccination is a preventive measure and the most effective way to protect against infectious diseases. You and everyone around you benefit.
Each year, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the Federal Commission for Vaccination (FCV) publish the Swiss vaccination schedule. It lists all of the recommended vaccinations. Most of them are covered by your basic insurance.
If you have questions about any particular vaccination, please contact your doctor.
Ask the pharmacy or your doctor about any vaccinations at least four to six weeks before your trip. If you have myFlex Outpatient Insurance, we will pay a share of the cost.
Wintertime is flu season in Switzerland. This can have serious consequences for the elderly and chronically ill, pregnant women and small children. If you or one of your close relatives falls into one of these risk groups, we recommend getting a flu vaccination.
Yes, we pay a share of the vaccination costs. Basic insurance reimburses the cost of vaccinations that are recommended in Switzerland. If you are planning to travel and want to get vaccinated beforehand against yellow fever, typhoid, rabies or hepatitis A and B, for example, the cost will generally be covered by supplementary insurance.