Almost ten percent of Swiss residents now vaccinated

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Almost ten percent of Swiss residents now vaccinated
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The latest available figures show that almost ten percent of Swiss residents have now been vaccinated against coronavirus.


The figures, published by Switzerland’s Federal Office of Public Health, show that 778,925 vaccinations have been administered across Switzerland - or 9.05 percent of the population. 

More than 100,000 people (102,098) have received both doses of the vaccine

The actual figure is expected to be slightly higher as the government only updates the vaccination information once per week. 

As with everything in Switzerland, strong cantonal differences remain - with some cantons’ vaccination rate approaching 15 percent. 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Switzerland’s smallest cantons have hit the ground running when it comes to vaccinations. 

Nidwalden is in the lead with 13.96 doses per 100 residents.


Nidwalden is among those who started vaccinating first in Switzerland on December 23rd, along with Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz, Zug and Obwalden.

Uri has vaccinated the second most (13.42 per 100), followed by Glarus (12.21). 

Bringing up the rear is the capital Bern, which is perhaps no surprise as the canton was the last of Switzerland’s 26 to start vaccinations. 

The de facto capital didn’t start vaccinating until January 11th and now has 8.60 people per 100 vaccinated so far. 

Zurich, Switzerland's most populous canton, has carried out the most vaccinations, with 125,375 in total. 

Note: This story featured up-to-date information as at February 18th. Please click the following link for the most up-to-date information. 

UPDATED: Which Swiss cantons are vaccinating fastest against coronavirus?


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