The Booster Vaccination Centre situated very close to the Zurich Oerlikon railway station offers free booster vaccinations (also called “booster jabs”) for anyone 16 years of age or more living in the Canton of Zurich and who has been fully vaccinated for at least six months.
The Hirslanden Group operates the Zurich-Oerlikon Booster Vaccination Centre on behalf of the Canton of Zurich. The Cantonal Vaccination Centre opened its doors on 6 December 2021 for the sole purpose of providing booster vaccinations for the general public aged 16 or more. Only the two mRNA vaccines manufactured by Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech are used. The vaccination centre is located at Therese-Giehse-Strasse 6. It is open every day from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm and has a daily capacity of about 2,000 vaccinations.
Vaccinations are only possible after prior registration and booking an appointment at cantonal vac tool VacMe. Vaccinations without registration and an appointment (“walk-ins”) are not available for the time being.
The Department of Health is contacting every person aged 16 or over living in the Canton of Zurich who is registered in the cantonal vaccination tool and fully vaccinated for 6 months by text or letter to invite them to make an appointment.
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 7.00 am to 11.00 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.