Zurich launches coronavirus vaccination registration to general public

As of Monday, members of the general public can register to be vaccinated for the coronavirus in Zurich.

A coronavirus vaccine waiting room.
Photo: Christof STACHE / AFP

After a long wait, Zurich cantonal authorities opened up coronavirus registrations to the general public on March 29th. 

In the most cases, registration does not mean you can book an appointment just yet – but you can register your interest and you will be contacted when the jab is ready. 

However for those over 75 and for healthcare workers, you will be able to book directly by going online. 

Zurich, Switzerland’s most populous canton, is currently lagging behind the rest of the country when it comes to vaccines. 

It is currently 26th of Switzerland’s 26 cantons. 

READ MORE: Why is Zurich’s vaccination rollout the slowest in Switzerland?

Cantonal authorities have said people in high risk categories will be prioritised. 

Vaccination centres are set to be opened in Zurich at the start of April, according to cantonal authorities. There are ten centres across the canton – the location of which can be seen here

How can I register to be vaccinated in the canton of Zurich?

The link to the canton’s ‘VacMe’ portal is available here. 

Further information is available on the cantonal website (in German).

For people without internet access – in which case, congratulations for reading this – you can get in touch on 0848 33 66 11.

People in high risk categories are however encouraged to discuss the vaccination with their doctor as soon as possible. 

UPDATED: Here’s how to register for the coronavirus vaccine in Zurich

There are an estimated 240,000 high-risk people in Zurich. 

Switzerland will decide who has access to the vaccine according to the following priority list. 

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Swiss rail to close ticket counters in Zurich, Bern, Vaud, Ticino and Zug

Switzerland’s Federal Railways (SBB) will be removing the ticket counter from nine stations in the cantons of Zurich, Vaud, Bern, Zug and Ticino

Swiss rail to close ticket counters in Zurich, Bern, Vaud, Ticino and Zug

The SBB made the announcement on Wednesday, saying the decision was made due to a lack of demand. 

Instead, commuters will need to buy tickets from automated machines. 

In the canton of Zurich, the ticket stations in Dietlikon, Hinwil, Kloten, Männedorf and Oberwinterthur will be closed. 

In neighbouring Zug, Cham’s ticket counter will be closed, while the Herzogenbuchsee station in Bern will also go fully automated. 

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In Latin Switzerland, Pully in Vaud and Biasca in Ticino will see their ticket counters closed. 

The SBB told Swiss news outlet Watson that approximately 95 percent of ticket sales are now made via self-service machines or online. 

The advent of navigation apps has meant the need for personal advice on directions and travel has fallen, particularly in smaller areas or stations with lower traffic.