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

28.07.2021

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

23.07.2021

Reports of suspected adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland – update

4,319 reports evaluated – the overall positive benefit-risk ratio of the vaccines remains

02.07.2021

Reports of suspected adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland – update

3,419 reports evaluated – the overall positive benefit-risk ratio of the vaccines remains

28.06.2021

COVID-19 rapid self-tests: validation 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)

18.06.2021

Reports of suspected adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland – update

2,944 reports evaluated – the overall positive benefit-risk ratio of the vaccines remains

10.06.2021

Empfehlung bezüglich COVID-19 für die autologe Blutstammzellspende

Beschluss Vorschriften SBSC – Blutstammzellspende

04.06.2021

Side effects of COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland – update

2,701 reports of suspected adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines in Switzerland evaluated

04.06.2021

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine approved for young people in Switzerland

Swissmedic approves indication extension for Comirnaty® for 12 to 15-year-olds

04.06.2021

Investigation of reports of myocarditis in connection with COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

Information for healthcare professionals
https://www.swissmedic.ch/content/swissmedic/en/home/news/coronavirus-covid-19.html