Coronavirus: Further information about vaccination appointments

23/12/2020 (10:40)
Press release
Department of Health

The Department of Health Basel-Stadt gives information about the current status of allocation of vaccination appointments. A further 3000 vaccination appointments, from 4 to 13 January 2021, have been offered since this morning (Wednesday). The vaccination recommendations of the Federal Government apply to these appointments, i.e. people aged 75 and over and those with pre-existing risk conditions are eligible for the vaccine.

There is an overwhelming amount of interest in the vaccination appointments, which is good, but it poses challenges for the authorities involved. There is currently much more demand for vaccination appointments than there are appointments.

Vaccination criteria for 28 to 30 December 2020

The Department of Health has applied the vaccination criteria applicable at the time of the communication to the first three days (28 to 30 December 2020): People aged 65 and over. Other people have also applied, especially those with pre-existing risk conditions. Cantonal Pharmacist and head of the cantonal vaccination project states: “During these three initial days we will vaccinate people aged 65 and over, as well as the at-risk people who have registered.” The Department of Health therefore revises statements made to the contrary. People who have a confirmed vaccination appointment and who meet the criteria mentioned can therefore attend their appointment. People under the age of 65 without pre-existing risk conditions will not be vaccinated and are asked to cancel their reservation.

Vaccination criteria from 4 January 2021

More vaccination time slots are being offered from today, Wednesday, 23 December 2020. For the time being, time slots up to 13 January 2021 will be opened. The vaccination recommendations of the Federal Government apply to these time slots, i.e. people aged 75 and over and people with pre-existing risk conditions are eligible for the vaccine. Corresponding control questions have been incorporated into the appointment-making process at www.coronaimpfzentrumbasel.ch. 3,000 vaccination appointments are being offered.

The situation is always changing. We ask people to understand this staggered process. More time slots will be offered as soon as the coordination of vaccinations in the nursing homes allows.