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Zurich releases 30,000 new vaccination appointments in pharmacies

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The Local - [email protected] • 19 May, 2021 Updated Wed 19 May 2021 14:37 CEST
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The Swiss canton of Zurich has released 30,000 new vaccination appointments in pharmacies.

The appointments are valid immediately and will be available in the city’s pharmacies. 

These appointments are only available to people 18 years of age and older, the city said in a press release. 

The main reason for this is that only the Moderna vaccine is used in pharmacies in the canton. 

This vaccine, unlike that from Pfizer/Biontech, has only been approved for people aged 18 and over. 

These are the only two vaccines that are being administered in Switzerland. 

READ MORE: When will Switzerland start vaccinating children?

Those under the age of 18 who are eligible to be vaccinated must register to be vaccinated in the canton’s vaccine centres. 

These pharmacy vaccinations can now be booked using the city’s online registration system. 

More information about how to register for the vaccine is available in the following link. 

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

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