Vaccination

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

Vaccination schedule

In Basel-Stadt, the groups of people 4 (people under 65 years of age in communal facilities with an increased risk for infection and outbreak) are currently vaccinated as well group 5 (all other people). By end of June, all adults who wish to be vaccinated and who are currently registered are expected to have received an appointment for their first vaccination.

Prerequisite for this schedule is that not less than the expected deliveries of the two already approved vaccines will arrive on time.

Vaccination in the cantonal vaccination centre

The vaccination programme with the recently approved vaccine from Pfizer/Biontech 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 folowing statistics on vaccination which is publicly available. 

Vaccinations against coronavirus are voluntary and free. People will be given a consultation prior to receiving a vaccination at the Basel-Stadt vaccination centre. A short rest is planned once the vaccine has been given and entered into the vaccination certificate. In addition to the specialist medical staff who administer the vaccine, a doctor will also act as a point of contact at the vaccination centre.

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New 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)], people who have already had Covid-19 only require one vaccination dose. However, this vaccination dose may only be administered at the earliest six months after the end of the illness. The vaccination may be administered to particularly high-risk individuals (e.g. older people aged 65 and over) after just three months.

When you register for your vaccination appointment, you will be able to say whether you have already had Covid-19 and when. Please note that you will only be given a vaccination appointment when the period of six (or three) months has passed. You will also need to bring proof that you have already had Covid-19 to the vaccination appointment with you. The following will be accepted as proof:

  • Proof from a test centre
  • A medical certificate
  • A certificate from a pharmacy
  • A laboratory test result
  • A document from a competent authority, e.g. an isolation order.

Attention: A self-test result does NOT count as proof!

Your vaccination record will then show that you have already had Covid-19 and that you have only had one vaccination for that reason.

Please note that it is currently unclear whether just one vaccination dose in individuals who have already had Covid-19 will be accepted internationally (e.g. for travelling to another country). If you would therefore prefer to have two vaccinations, you can inform the vaccination centre of this at your first vaccination appointment and you will then be given a second vaccination appointment.

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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.

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Further information on the vaccination

"Have a heart for us all"

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

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Posters

Videos

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

  1. Physician
  2. Health-care professional

Myths/rumors about the vaccination

Videos of the Federal Office of Public Health clarifyfing myths/rumors 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 (migesplus.ch)