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Immunisation process- newborn

I am moving to Switzerland in two weeks. I will have a newborn 7weeks old.
I am hoping to start the immunisation process in Switzerland.
We will be getting health insurance almost immediately.

How does the process work?
I was thinking of getting insurance with a medical physician as the primary contact for health services. Do they provide immunisation services. I was hoping to follow the schedule in Ireland or do the Swiss have mandatory immunisation!!

I really appreciate any advise?
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Re: Immunisation process- newborn

It is defined on cantonal level, but mostly vaccinations are not mandatory in Switzerland.
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Re: Immunisation process- newborn

http://www.bag.admin.ch/impfinformat...x.html?lang=de

You can change language on the top.

You can download the exact plan here:

http://www.bag.admin.ch/impfinformat..._JjKbNoKSn6A--
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Re: Immunisation process- newborn

Can I give the Paedrician a list of preferred immunisation?
Is it covered on basic health insurance?
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Can I give the Paedrician a list of preferred immunisation?
Is it covered on basic health insurance?
There is a schedule that they follow. If you want them you get them. If you don't then say you don't.

Yes
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Re: Immunisation process- newborn

The immunisations which are on the Swiss plan are covered by basic insurance. If you want other kinds (no combos, not on the list, etc.) only a complementary insurance would cover them.

You are of course allowed to refuse some vaccinations. However, I'd suggest you speak about it with your ped, instead of coming with a list!
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Is it covered on basic health insurance?
All information contained in the link I posted.

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Kostenübernahme der Impfungen

Die obligatorische Krankenversicherung vergütet in der Regel (unter gewissen Bedingungen) die empfohlenen Basisimpfungen, ergänzenden Impfungen und Impfungen für Gruppen mit erhöhtem Expositions- oder Komplikationsrisiko. Im Rahmen von kantonalen Programmen wird die Impfung gegen humane Papillomaviren (HPV) übernommen und ist somit für Mädchen und Frauen kostenlos. Die Impfung gegen Masern, Mumps und Röteln ist bis Ende 2015 von der Franchise befreit. Das bedeutet, dass nur der Selbstbehalt, also einige Franken, zulasten der Patientin oder des Patienten geht.
Theoretically the costs are free from the franchise, and you only have to pay the own deductible (which is usually 10% of the cost).

If you have trouble with the language in the official page, you can try to google translate it.
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Re: Immunisation process- newborn

For children I would recommend a 0CHF franchise as the first year you will have many standard check ups covered by basic insurance (around 1, 2, 4, 6 and 12 months are standard). These will include the vaccinations according to the schedule. Just make an appointment for the 2 months checkup with a ped of your choice.
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Re: Immunisation process- newborn

In case it helps in calculating which franchise to go for, our bills were 700CHF in the first 3 months, and another 600CHF the following year. This was all just standard check ups and vaccines. We just went with the maximum 300CHF deductible because after the 1 year, the bills are very small.

Once you find a pediatrician you'll get a little book which gets stamped at each "service".
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Re: Immunisation process- newborn

Really? I brought my 10 months old baby to the doctor several times and have the vaccinations last month but i got no book from her, even a record, i think i need to ask for the record next time.
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Really? I brought my 10 months old baby to the doctor several times and have the vaccinations last month but i got no book from her, even a record, i think i need to ask for the record next time.
Normally they're given at hospital when you give birth. But most peds have them too, if for some reason you didn't get yours (or didn't give birth in CH).
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Re: Immunisation process- newborn

Yes, I probably got mine at the hospital too. It's called a Gesundheitsheft and is like a log book up to 14 years old. Also contains all the info on vacinations and when to get them done.
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