According to recommendations from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the Federal Commission for Vaccination Matters (EKIF), have recommended that those who are at an increased risk of contracting severe COVID-19 should be the first vaccinated. Intitially those who are 75 years old and above or have certain pre-existing conditions can be vaccinated.
If you are 75 years old and above, you can make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination online through the link below or by calling the Ärztefon at 0800 33 66 55. Those with pre-existing conditions are kindly asked to consult with their treating physician.
We also advise health care providers and organizations who are working with the Canton to implement their own vaccination campaigns. More information is available here.
The number of people wanting to be vaccinated immediately exceeds the very limited number of vaccine doses currently available. As a result, all of the available appointments at the EBPI for the month of January have been filled. As more vaccine becomes available, these additional doses will be allocated via physicians to high-risk patients.
For individuals 75 years of age and older, the Health Directorate will implement a new registration option before the end of January whereby those seeking a vaccine can pre-register for a vaccination appointment with us. Those that do will then be contacted and invited for the next available appointment, pending vaccine availability.
The COVID-19 vaccination campaign will last several months and vaccination opportunities in the Canton of Zurich will be continually expanded. Everyone who wants a vaccination will be able to be vaccinated.