Coronavirus: Young people aged 12 and over can now register for vaccination
Department of Health
Young people aged 12 and over can now register for vaccination in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Interested young people or their parents can register on the website of the Basel-Stadt coronavirus vaccination centre.
The Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic) approved the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine for 12 to 15-year olds at the beginning of June. The Federal Office of Public Health and the Swiss Committee on Vaccination Issues [Eidgenössischen Kommission für Impffragen (EKIF)] have now added to their vaccination strategy and vaccination recommendation and recommend vaccination for all young people aged between 12 and 15 years whose health is already compromised by a chronic illness or who live in the same household as an immunodeficient person. However, the vaccine is also available to any other young people who wish to have it after going through an individual risk-benefit analysis with a person in a position of trust.
The registration platform of the Basel-Stadt coronavirus vaccination centre has been adapted and young people aged 12 and over in Basel-Stadt can now register for vaccination to protect against infection with coronavirus. Young people who wish to be vaccinated or their parents can register on the website of the Basel-Stadt coronavirus vaccination centre.
When registering online, users must download a declaration of consent, have it signed by at least one parent or guardian and bring it with them to the vaccination appointment. Young people in Basel-Stadt are vaccinated in the vaccination centre at Messeplatz. Young people can be accompanied by a parent but this is not compulsory.