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Source: Switzerland – Department of Home Affairs

Headline: COVID-19: Switzerland can start vaccinating vulnerable groups already in December

On 19 December 2020 Swissmedic, the Swiss agency for the authorisation and supervision of therapeutic products, approved the first COVID-19 vaccination for the Swiss market. The vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech is suitable for adults from age 16. The first doses of vaccine will be delivered to Switzerland in the next few days, stored by the Armed Forces Pharmacy, and then distributed to the cantons. After that the cantons will be able to start vaccinating vulnerable groups in targeted and supervised settings. From 4 January 2021 the vaccination of vulnerable groups and other priority groups will begin all over Switzerland.

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