Coronavirus: First person vaccinated in the Basel vaccination centre

28/12/2020 (15:00)
Press release
Department of Health

Today, Monday, 28 December 2020, work began at the cantonal vaccination centre in Messe Basel. The first person to receive the vaccination was 80-year-old Béatrice Léwy. The first 4,900 vaccination appointments in the first two weeks of January are already booked up.

First person vaccinated in the Basel vaccination centre. Photo Basilisk

The vaccination programme with the recently approved vaccine from Pfizer/Biontech began today Monday, 28 December 2020, 13.00 in the vaccination centre of the Canton of Basel-Stadt in Messe Basel. The first person to receive the vaccination in the Canton of Basel-Stadt was 80-year-old Béatrice Léwy.

1,900 residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt will be vaccinated in the cantonal vaccination centre on the first three days, 28, 29 and 30 December 2020. The appointments for the first three days were booked up very quickly. A further 3,000 residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt will be vaccinated during the first two weeks of January. These appointments are also already booked up. Residents of nursing homes will be served by mobile units in January, as soon as this has been coordinated with the nursing homes.

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.

The website www.coronaimpfzentrumbasel.ch provides up-to-date information about when new vaccination appointments become available.