Important: Vaccination can only be given if you feel healthy and you do not have monkeypox symptoms and you are in the risk group: men who have sex with men and trans people with frequently changing sexual partners, healthcare workers with contact with monkeypox virus, or risk contact with a confirmed case of monkeypox.
Do you have symptoms? If you have had close contact with a monkeypox case in the last 14 days and have symptoms, please make an appointment at Checkpoint Zurich.
The most frequent questions
Until 1972, most of us were vaccinated against smallpox in childhood. Those who have been vaccinated against smallpox before may have some protection against a severe course. However, we have still seen some people with monkeypox who were vaccinated as a child. Therefore, we recommend a booster vaccination.
You can get vaccinated in Zurich if you come from the cantons of Zurich, Zug, Schaffhausen, Glarus or Schwyz. Unfortunately, we cannot vaccinate people who do not live in one of these five cantons. The Swiss AIDS Federation has compiled an overview of where and when you can get vaccinated in your canton at drgay.ch/mpx.
Of course. You can book a vaccination appointment independently of your regular health care provider.
In Switzerland, Jynneos is used, which is known in Europe as Imvanex.
Due to the limited amount of vaccine, no walk-in is possible.
Yes, an interval of four weeks between other vaccinations is recommended.
New dates will be posted continuously as soon as further vaccine deliveries arrive. Unfortunately, it’s no use asking by phone. We publish all open appointment slots transparently on the website.
Unfortunately not. We need your contact details to be able to contact you. We also need your contact details for the call for the second vaccination. However, the data will be treated confidentially and will not be passed on to the Federal Office of Public Health or the canton, but will only be stored in our patient software. We report vaccination data to the Federal Office of Public Health in anonymised form.
Please email your concerns to your health service provider – we cannot answer medical questions and clarifications over the phone.
Registration in the vaccination book is voluntary. Upon request, you will receive an insert sheet for your vaccination book if you do not wish to have the vaccination entered.
The vaccination is free of charge for you. There is also no need to take a health insurance card with you.
Unfortunately, this is not possible for organisational reasons.
You are free to choose where you want to be vaccinated. The Reference Vaccination Centre can offer many more appointments than we can. In addition, the staff at the reference vaccination centre are also trained in queer people. So you will be well looked after at both locations.