06. March 2018

Vaccination against whooping cough

Whooping cough (pertussis) can affect people of any age. In recent years, the number of reported cases of this serious respiratory tract infection has increased almost continuously in Switzerland. Am...


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 ...


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 witho...


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 ...


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 achiev...


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 cau...


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 aro...


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 physici...


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, affe...