22 November 2017

What to do if you lost your vaccination card?

A vaccination card contains vital information about the kind and number of vaccinations an individual has received and when further vaccinations are due. Many vaccinations require subsequent booster doses in order to maintain immunity. Therefore it makes sense to have ...


13 October 2017

National Flu Vaccination Day 2017

On Friday 3 November 2017, this year's National Flu Vaccination Day takes place. It will run under the slogan "Protecting Ourselves and Others!" Many surgeries will be offering flu vaccinations without appointment on this day. Click ...


14 September 2017

Get vaccinated against measles

Measles is an extremely contagious viral infection that is acute, i.e. occurs suddenly, and is easily transmitted. For this reason, people who have caught measles must stay at home. Measles is not a harmless illness that only affects children ...


21 August 2017

Why you should get vaccinated

A vaccine or immunisation is the only effective preventive measure against infectious diseases. By vaccinating more and more people, a massive reduction in several infectious diseases has been achieved since the middle of the 20th century, and in some cases ...


08 August 2017

Recommended vaccination against hepatitis A

Since the beginning of 2017, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has recorded two and a half times more cases of hepatitis A than in the previous year. Hepatitis A is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis A virus which is ...


09 June 2017

Pneumococcal vaccination

In its official weekly bulletin, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has informed in the issue of 22 May 2017 that the number of pneumococcal diseases in Switzerland has increased by around 23 percent between 2015 and 2017 in a three-year comparison.

Pneumococcal disease is caused by...


15 May 2017

Chickenpox: harmless to children, dangerous to pregnant women

Chickenpox - also known as varicella - is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus. This infectious disease is spread by direct person-to-person contact. It is transmitted by ...


26 April 2017

European Immunisation Week from 24-30 April 2017

During European Immunisation Week (EIW) from 24 to 30 April 2017, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) recommends that people get their vaccination status checked and updated by a physician or pharmacist. The FOPH wants ...


24 April 2017

Tetanus (lockjaw) booster shot

Scratches and animal bites, even minor ones, tears to the cuticles or abrasions after a fall can become infected and lead to complications when pathogens enter the open wound. In the worst case ...


30 March 2017

Colloquial instead of TARMED

The Swiss healthcare sector communicates in its own languages. One of these languages is called TARMED, a tariff system used in Switzerland to process outpatient medical services ...


18 January 2017

Be careful when exchanging data

Healthcare data belongs to the patient and to no one else. Accordingly, care must be taken when storing and transmitting healthcare data. If patients or physicians use ...


25 June 2016

Evita provides easy access to your physician

Thousands of physicians, therapists and other service providers, as well as numerous hospitals and clinics, now have secure and easy access to the Evita health record via the Health Info Net (HIN). This easy access facilitates ...


2 February 2016

Who can access my healthcare data in an emergency?

Both chambers of Switzerland's federal Parliament have ruled that in future hospitals must use electronic health records for patients. This is an important decision for patients in Switzerland and ...


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