Vaccinations in Basel-Stadt: First appointments for people aged 16 and over

17/05/2021 (15:30)
Press release
Department of Health

Today, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt is making available the first vaccination appointments for people aged 16 and over. The appointments will be allocated according to registration date. Allocation by age is no longer planned. People who registered at the beginning of March can expect to have their first vaccination by the end of May. People who registered early will therefore be given priority.

Vaccinations are continuing to progress in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. From today, the first appointments will be allocated to around 7,400 people aged 16 and over who have already registered early. The appointments are allocated according to registration date. Allocation by age is no longer planned. Cantonal Pharmacist Esther Ammann: “We want younger people who registered very early on to get a vaccination appointment soon.”

The total number of people on the waiting list is currently just under 43,000. Around 1,000 to 2,000 people per day are currently registering for a vaccination in Basel-Stadt. Vaccination appointments are now being allocated to all individuals aged 16 and over by order of registration date. It will be possible to allocate a larger number of additional appointments at the end of May/beginning of June. This is when the next larger vaccine delivery from the Federal Government is expected.

Priority will still be given to the over-65s, people with pre-existing conditions from the highest risk category and healthcare workers who are in direct and regular contact with patients.

With the delivery quantities forecast by the Federal Office of Public Health, we can still assume that all residents of Basel who wish to be vaccinated and who registered early will have had a vaccination or received a vaccination appointment by the middle of 2021.