More than 500,000 people have now been vaccinated in Switzerland

More than 500,000 people have now been vaccinated in Switzerland
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Switzerland on Thursday confirmed that more than half a million people have now been vaccinated - including 50,000 who have received a second dose.

Nora Kronig, the Deputy Director of Switzerland’s Federal Office of Public Health, confirmed on Thursday that Switzerland had now vaccinated more than 500,000 people

Of those, around ten percent – or 50,000 people – have received their second dose. 

Switzerland’s vaccination drive started in late December, with the government not releasing information as to vaccine numbers until late January. 

READ MORE: How can I get vaccinated for Covid-19 in Switzerland? 

Just under 700,000 vaccination doses have been delivered to the cantons as at February 7th, 2021. 

Which canton is vaccinating fastest against coronavirus? 

The situation is considerably different from canton to canton. 

Nidwalden has vaccinated the highest percentage of its population as at February 11th, with more than 10 percent, while in the canton of Bern the numbers are low – with just 3.42 percent. 

More information, including a canton to canton breakdown, is available at the following link. 

UPDATED: Which Swiss cantons are vaccinating fastest against coronavirus?

 


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