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

16.04.2021

Potential nitrosamine contamination

Update – April 2021

14.04.2021

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

09.04.2021

Side effects of COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland – update

1174 reports of suspected adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland evaluated

09.04.2021

COVID-19 rapid self-tests: Validation, exemptions and dispensing

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) checks the validation of COVID-19 rapid self-tests (also known as SARS-CoV-2 self-tests). These may be dispensed to private individuals only by pharmacies.

30.03.2021

Swissmedic approves new storage conditions for the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech

Thanks to simpler handling, Comirnaty® can now also be used outside vaccination centres

26.03.2021

Side effects of COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland – update

862 reports of suspected adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland evaluated

22.03.2021

COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson: Swissmedic approves the third vaccine against COVID-19

Application for authorisation submitted by Janssen-Cilag AG approved

11.03.2021

Side effects of COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland – update

597 reports of suspected adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland evaluated

09.03.2021

COVID-19-Pandemie – Überprüfung der Konformität von medizinischen Gesichtsmasken

Landesweite Testkäufe bei Grossverteiler, Apotheken und Drogerien
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