Walk-ins (spontaneous vaccination without fixed appointment) are possible.
Booster vaccinations are offered at the Booster Vaccination Center in the immediate vicinity of Zurich Oerlikon train station. These are free of charge for vaccinators who comply with the recommendations of the FOPH and EKIF. Primarily, the adapted mRNA vaccine from Moderna is used.
The latest vaccination recommendation of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the Federal Commission for Vaccination Matters (FCIF) focuses on the protection of persons particularly at risk (BGP) from serious illness. These include:
- Persons who are 65 years of age or older;
- Persons between 16 and 64 years of age who have an increased individual risk of contracting the disease due to a previous illness, pregnancy or trisomy 21.
A booster vaccination offers them at least temporarily improved protection against severe disease progression and is therefore strongly recommended.
A recommendation results secondarily for persons between 16 and 64 years of age without risk factors who work as health care workers in acute and long-term care or persons who care for persons particularly at risk professionally or privately.
A general recommendation also results for persons aged between 16 and 64 years without risk factors.
No booster vaccination is recommended for children and adolescents under 16 years of age in the fall of 2022 (exception: adolescents 12 years of age and older with severe immunodeficiency).
There is an intermediate recommendation for booster vaccination for health care workers and caregivers of persons particularly at risk. Furthermore, there is also a recommendation for all other persons (16-64 years).
The available vaccines are: Comirnaty® bivalent and monovalent from Pfizer/BioNTech, Nuvaxovid® from Novavax, Spikevax® bivalent (BA.1) and monovalent from Moderna.
Vaccinations are available spontaneously or with prior registration and appointment booking in the cantonal vaccination tool VacMe.
Persons who have already been vaccinated but as yet do not have login details for the cantonal vaccination tool can phone the vaccination hotline (0848 33 66 11) to register for the free booster vaccination.
The cantonal hotline at 0848 33 66 11 is open every day from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm to answer questions about the booster vaccination (German, English and French). The phone numbers and opening hours for other languages (Albanian, Italian, Portuguese, Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian and Spanish)can be found on the website of the Canton of Zurich.
If you cannot register online or if you have further questions about COVID-19 vaccination in the canton of Zurich, the vaccination hotline will be happy to help you.
Your six-digit code (it can be found on the registration and appointment confirmation)
Your health insurance card
An official ID document
Any additional documents (e.g. a medical certificate)
If you want your vaccination to be recorded in your vaccination certificate (“vaccination passport”) also bring this with you to the vaccination centre.
After the booster vaccination, the vaccinated person can print a vaccination certificate via the canton’s registration portal (on the web page at the top right under “Login”). The login created for registration (username and password) is used for this purpose. The vaccination certificate records the place and date of the vaccination along with information on the vaccine used (trade name, manufacturer, batch number).
If you have one, also bring your vaccination certificate (“vaccination passport”) with you to the Vaccination Centre so that the vaccination can be recorded.
The Vaccination Centre does not issue any Covid certificates. This is the responsibility of the canton. You can find further information about the issue of these certificates on the Department of Health’s website.
How early should I arrive at the vaccination centre for my appointment?
Earliest admission to the vaccination centre is 20 minutes before the appointment. Please do not arrive earlier so that we can avoid lengthy waiting times.
How long is the stay at the vaccination centre?
The time from your arrival at the Vaccination Centre until your discharge will be about half an hour.
May I bring a companion with me?
People who require assistance may bring a maximum of one person with them as a companion.
May I accompany people to be vaccinated as an interpreter if they do not understand German?
People who do not understand German may be accompanied by an interpreter.
May I take my child with me?
If possible, please do not attend the appointment with your child.
Are there wheelchairs for people with disabilities at the vaccination centre?
Wheelchairs are available at the Centre and the Vaccination Centre staff will help people with disabilities.
Arrival by public transport:
People travelling from Zurich main station have a connection with various S-Bahn lines to Zürich-Oerlikon station every 6 minutes. It takes 2-3 minutes to walk from the station to the vaccination centre.