Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic


All about the vaccines - briefly and concisely explained

Vaccines: Rapid solution for new diseases?

Swismedic - The way a vaccination works

How an mRNA vaccine works

How a vector vaccine works?

How a protein vaccine works

How is the safety of vaccines monitored?


Communication regarding COVID-19

20.10.2021

Out-of-Stock – COVID-19 – Authorisations for the temporary import and distribution of human medicines – Update

Licences in accordance with art. 22 para. 3 of the COVID 19 Ordinance 3

19.10.2021

CureVac withdraws authorisation application for COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine candidate CVnCoV no longer in rolling review procedure

15.10.2021

Reports of suspected adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines

8,757 reports of suspected adverse vaccination reactions (ADR) evaluated – the overall positive benefit-risk ratio of the vaccines remains

01.10.2021

COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson expected to be available from the middle of next week

Vector vaccine as an alternative to mRNA vaccines

24.09.2021

Reports of suspected adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines

7,571 reports evaluated – the overall positive benefit-risk ratio of the vaccines remains

23.09.2021

COVID-19 pandemic – Reports concerning Sars-CoV-2 rapid tests

Swissmedic takes action against dispensing of non-compliant rapid tests by Swiss online shops

16.09.2021

Swissmedic is reviewing the authorisation extension for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer/Biontech and Moderna

Pfizer Schweiz AG and Moderna Switzerland GmbH have submitted applications for a third vaccine dose (booster)

03.09.2021

Reports of suspected adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines

6,603 reports evaluated – the overall positive benefit-risk ratio of the vaccines remains

30.08.2021

COVID-19 rapid self-tests

Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) lists the certified self-tests
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