Media Relations

Information for journalists


Swissmedic is responsible for the authorisation of vaccines. Buying and distributing vaccines to the cantons and vaccination centres is the responsibility of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

You can obtain information via the FOPH Coronavirus Infoline: +41 58 463 00 00 (6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily).

Reporting side effects/risks

Do not report side effects/risks to the Media Unit.

There is an “Reporting undesirable effects and incidents” box on the Swissmedic website. You can find the relevant forms to submit reports there. Alternatively, you can send a report to us by e-mail (

Contact (for journalists only)

Tel.:        +41 58 462 02 76


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Eliane Schmid
Head of the Communication Division and media spokesperson
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Lukas Jaggi
Media spokesperson
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Alex Josty
Media spokesperson
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Last modification 18.10.2021

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