Zug, 07.10.2022

Second Corona Booster vaccination now available

A vaccination against Corona is recommended, in particular, for people over 65 years of age, people with pre-existing conditions and pregnant women. The vaccinations can now be  carried out at the Cantonal Vaccination Centre in Baar, and registration for the second booster vaccination is now open.

Rising numbers of Covid-19 infections are expected In the coming autumn and winter months. The Federal Commission for Vaccination (EKIF) has thereby updated its vaccination recommendation for autumn 2022, focussing on people over the age of 65, people with pre-existing conditions and pregnant women. A second booster vaccination is also possible free of charge for all other people over the age of 16.

According to a recent press release, the Canton of Zug is immediately implementing this vaccination recommendation, and is once again expanding the operation of the vaccination centre in Baar. Registration for the vaccination is now possible on www.corona-impfung-zug.ch or by telephone (041 531 48 00, Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.). Booster vaccinations are currently only available by appointment.

Focus on particularly vulnerable people
Thanks to the vaccinations administered so far and to the high proportion of recovered persons, there is currently a high level of basic immunity in Switzerland. This provides protection, above all, against severe cases of the disease. A second booster vaccination is still recommended, however, especially for particularly vulnerable people.

This group includes everyone over the age of 65, as well as people between the ages of 16 and 64 who have an increased individual risk of illness, for example due to a pre-existing condition or pregnancy. A general recommendation also exists for all other people aged 16 to 64 years without risk factors.

Vaccination centre is expanding its capacity
The Zug Vaccination Centre in Baar is reacting to the new vaccination recommendation and is extending its opening hours: From 10 October, the vaccination centre will be open from Monday to Wednesday and from Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. "We deliberately never completely shut down the operation of the vaccination centre," says Landammann Martin Pfister. "We can now quickly expand our capacities, and vaccinate all Zug residents who are willing to be vaccinated."

Adapted Omicron vaccines available
Adapted mRNA vaccines are used for the second booster vaccinations, which provide better protection against the Omicron variant. If desired, the protein-based vaccine Nuvaxovid or an original variant of an mRNA vaccine can also be administered, however.