Vaccine supply causes more problems for roll-out

Vaccine supply causes more problems for roll-out

Jan. 28, 2021, 6:16 a.m.
Switzerland’s already troubled vaccine roll out is likely to be hit further after the pharmaceutical company Mo...
Geneva forced to close vaccine centres due to lack of supply

Geneva forced to close vaccine centres due to lack of supply

Jan. 28, 2021, 6:15 a.m.
The practical impact of the lack of vaccines is shown clearly in Geneva. Three newly opened vaccination centres are l...
Swiss vaccine strategy slammed

Swiss vaccine strategy slammed

Jan. 27, 2021, 6:24 a.m.
Switzerland’s vaccine strategy is a shambles, the federal government dragged its feet, the cantons are disorgan...
More vaccinations planned for Geneva

More vaccinations planned for Geneva

Jan. 25, 2021, 4:43 a.m.
Geneva has vaccinated 11,000 people and is vaccinating 1,000 people a day.
Geneva moans it hasn't got enough of the vaccine

Geneva moans it hasn't got enough of the vaccine

Jan. 22, 2021, 6:28 a.m.
The vaccine roll out in Geneva is being hit by lack of supplies and IT glitches.
South African billionaire jumps Swiss vaccine queue

South African billionaire jumps Swiss vaccine queue

Jan. 22, 2021, 6:23 a.m.
Questions are being asked about why a health group vaccinated a South African billionaire who doesn’t live in S...
Swissmedic pushes back against skeptics

Swissmedic pushes back against skeptics

Jan. 20, 2021, 7:35 a.m.
The medicines agency Swissmedic is pushing back after vaccine skeptics claim a series of deaths in Norway prove the j...
Health Office under fire for vaccination numbers

Health Office under fire for vaccination numbers

Jan. 20, 2021, 6:24 a.m.
The Federal Health Office found itself under attack at a press conference in Bern yesterday for not having to hand ac...
Bern threatens disorganized cantons on vaccine delivery

Bern threatens disorganized cantons on vaccine delivery

Jan. 18, 2021, 4:39 a.m.
The Federal government is threatening not to send the vaccine to cantons which are being too slow in administering th...
Second vaccine given go-ahead

Second vaccine given go-ahead

Jan. 13, 2021, 6:42 a.m.
The medical regulator, Swissmedic, has authorized the use of the Moderna vaccine in addition to the Pfizer vaccine.&n...
Drug maker given go-ahead to produce Moderna vaccine

Drug maker given go-ahead to produce Moderna vaccine

Jan. 7, 2021, 6:07 a.m.
Although the regulator, Swissmedic, has not yet approved the Moderna vaccine – it has given the green light to ...
Hopes everyone who wants a vaccine will get it by summer

Hopes everyone who wants a vaccine will get it by summer

Jan. 6, 2021, 6:36 a.m.
The head of the vaccination strategy at the Federal Health Office, Nora Kronig, says everyone in Switzerland who want...
Switzerland joins in pan European vaccine planning

Switzerland joins in pan European vaccine planning

Dec. 16, 2020, 7 a.m.
Switzerland took part in a pan-European virtual meeting of health ministers to discuss the vaccine roll-out across th...
Plans for mass vaccination waiting on final decision

Plans for mass vaccination waiting on final decision

Dec. 14, 2020, 6:47 a.m.
Plans for a mass vaccination programme are well underway – but the final details can’t be implemented unt...
Switzerland boosts vaccine orders and stops trains to Italy

Switzerland boosts vaccine orders and stops trains to Italy

Dec. 9, 2020, 6:39 a.m.
Switzerland has boosted its order of vaccines from the US company Moderna. It had placed an order for 4 and a half mi...
Government lays out vaccine plan

Government lays out vaccine plan

Dec. 2, 2020, 9 a.m.
The government yesterday laid out its plans on how the population will be vaccinated – and the army will play a...
First vaccines in January

First vaccines in January

Nov. 27, 2020, 6:46 a.m.
The health minister Alain Berset says the first vaccinations should be available in January, but no mass vaccination ...
Switzerland may have to wait for Covid vaccine

Switzerland may have to wait for Covid vaccine

Nov. 24, 2020, 9:09 a.m.
We may have to wait until after the New Year before a vaccine becomes available in Switzerland – and then older...
Govt plans vaccine publicity campaign

Govt plans vaccine publicity campaign

Nov. 16, 2020, 7 a.m.
The federal government is getting ready to launch a publicity campaign to counter any anti-vaccination messages to tr...
Switzerland keeps vaccine choices open

Switzerland keeps vaccine choices open

Nov. 11, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
The Swiss government is hedging its bets when it comes down to securing a vaccine.
Second vaccine being fast tracked

Second vaccine being fast tracked

Oct. 20, 2020, 8:50 a.m.
A second potential covid-19 vaccine is being fast tracked by the regulators Swissmedic.
Worst should be over by April according to expert

Worst should be over by April according to expert

Oct. 14, 2020, 8:44 a.m.
The worst of the coronavirus crisis should be over by April next year and a further national lockdown is unlikely.
Valais builds fastest vaccine production facility in the world

Valais builds fastest vaccine production facility in the world

Oct. 6, 2020, 9:23 a.m.
Despite no vaccines against the coronavirus being cleared for use yet – a facility is being built in canton Val...
US drug firm sets up European HQ in Basel

US drug firm sets up European HQ in Basel

Sept. 17, 2020, 4:01 p.m.
The US pharmaceutical company Moderna is setting up its European HQ in Basel. The Boston based company hopes to be...
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