The Canton of Basel-Stadt is primarily delivering vaccinations in the cantonal vaccination centre which is operated by the firm Centramed (formerly Meconex).

Vaccinations against coronavirus are voluntary and free. A short rest is planned once the vaccine has been given and entered into the vaccination certificate. The vaccine is administered by specialist medical staff.

Vaccination in the cantonal vaccination centre

The vaccination programme began on Monday, 28 December 2020 in the vaccination centre of the Canton of Basel-Stadt in Messe Basel.

On January 18, 2021, second vaccinations were started. The further progress of the administered vaccinations can be tracked continuously on the following statistics on vaccination which is publicly available. 

Vaccinations for children from the age of five

in December 2021 the federal authorities have approved vaccinations for children of the age of five years and older. The vaccination for children started on 5 January 2022.

Find more information on the vaccication for children here.

Vaccination in doctors' surgeries and pharmacies

As of 10 September 2021, people in the canton of Basel-Stadt who are interested can get vaccinated in several doctors' surgeries and pharmacies. This option is complementing the centrally located cantonal vaccination centre at Messe Basel.

Current list of COVID-19 vaccination sites

Vaccination at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Since 8 October 2021, vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson vector vaccine are offered at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.

Further information on the vaccine and registration can be found here.

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Vaccination recommendation for people who have already had Covid-19

On the basis of the latest recommendation by the Swiss Committee on Vaccination Issues [Eidgenössischen Kommission für Impffragen (EKIF)] (EKIF, 22 June 2021), people who have already had Covid-19 only require one vaccination dose.

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Vaccination in nursing homes

The first residents of a Basel-Stadt nursing home received their vaccine on Wednesday, 30 December 2020. 76 residents of the Wendelin nursing home in Riehen received their vaccination on this day. After that, continouusly other nursing homes have followed. As per 7 March 2021 all nursing homes have been provided with a first and a second vaccination. Mobile vaccination teams were used.

Since 4 November 2021, the booster vaccinations have been administered in the nursing homes. At the beginning of December 2021, an important milestone was reached for the booster vaccinations. All nursing homes in Basel-Stadt have been visited by the mobile teams. The mobile teams will continue to go to nursing homes on an ongoing basis for booster vaccinations for residents who could not be boosted at the first appointment.

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Further information on the vaccination

Myths/rumours about the vaccination

Videos of the Federal Office of Public Health clarifyfing myths/rumours circulating about the vaccination and its consequences.

  1. Changes to the genes
  2. Vaccine development
  3. Side-effects
  4. Infertility
  5. Risk of allergy


Written information about Covid-19 vaccination in 10 languages

  • General information on Covid-19 vaccination
  • Information for adults with a chronic disease and persons 65 years and older
  • Information for close contacts of people at special risk

Downloads Covid-19 vaccination (website of the Federal Office of Public Health)


Videos about the most important information on Covid-19 vaccination from DiasporaTV in 15 languages

Information about Covid19 vaccination in Switzerland (


"Have a heart for us all"

Information campaign of the Federal Office of Public Health on the Covid-19 vaccination




Videos from the Federal Office of Public Health

Videos from the Federal Office of Public Health of health-carfe professionals informing about the Covid-19 vaccination.


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