Good to know!

In the canton of Valais, vaccinations are carried out by nursing professionals and doctors directly in schools via the school medical service. Parents are systematically informed about medical visits and no vaccinations are carried out without prior authorisation.

Good to know!

Healthy adults can get the flu vaccination directly in many pharmacies. This eliminates the need to wait for an appointment with your general practitioner. However, the costs of a vaccination in a pharmacy are usually not covered by basic health insurance.

Vaccination in a pharmacy (German)


There is no general obligation to vaccinate in Switzerland.

There is no general obligation to vaccinate in Switzerland. The Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) provides a vaccination plan which recommends the age at which children should be vaccinated against diseases such as measles, whooping cough, rubella or tetanus. The costs for the recommended vaccinations are usually covered by basic health insurance. Your paediatrician or parents’ counselling centre will provide detailed information. If there are any discrepancies with the vaccination timeline in your previous place of residence, you can get help drawing up a personalised vaccination schedule.

Swiss vaccination plan (German)
Health Promotion Valais / (German)
Vaccinations and prevention - Federal Office of Public Health /
Information on vaccination against COVID-19 / (German)