English Forum Switzerland

English Forum Switzerland (https://www.englishforum.ch/forum.php)
-   Family matters/health (https://www.englishforum.ch/family-matters-health/)
-   -   When can we take covid vaccine (https://www.englishforum.ch/family-matters-health/302364-when-can-we-take-covid-vaccine.html)

ILikeEScooter 26.01.2021 09:54

When can we take covid vaccine
 
Hi, I am now working and holding a B permit in Switzerland. Does any one know when or how can we take a covid vaccine? Do we just call our family doctor to make an appointment or someone will notify us when it becomes available?

I do not have any symptom now, just want to take vaccine, because I still need to go outside for my work.

Thanks

Chuff 26.01.2021 09:56

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ILikeEScooter (Post 3267830)
Hi, I am now working and holding a B permit in Switzerland. Does any one know when or how can we take a covid vaccine? Do we just call our family doctor to make an appointment or someone will notify us when it becomes available?

I do not have any symptom now, just want to take vaccine, because I still need to go outside for my work.

Thanks

https://www.zh.ch/de/gesundheit/coro...s-impfung.html

st2lemans 26.01.2021 10:21

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
Are you over 80? :confused:

If not, it's going to be a long wait.

Tom

Pachyderm 26.01.2021 10:54

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
I sent a polite email to my doctor, asking the same question, and was sent quite an angry PDF statement in response, full of exclamation marks and capitals, basically saying "STOP HASSLING US!" TBH, I was pretty pissed off as the doctor's website has never mentioned Covid once in the last year, and it would save a lot of enquiries if they put their (politer) statement up there.

Anyway, in among the ranting it basically said that for Zurich (my Kanton) all relevant information would be found here:
https://www.zh.ch/de/gesundheit/coro...s-impfung.html

The rant went on to say that all local doctors in Zurich had been sent 100 doses which had been quickly used up, and that they were waiting to hear about arrangements for mass-vaccination centres because administering vaccines in doctors' surgeries was impractical due to the space and ventilation requirements.

Axa 26.01.2021 10:57

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuff (Post 3267834)

The important part from chuff's link:

Quote:

In this first phase of the vaccination campaign with little vaccine, the focus is therefore on people aged 75 and over and people with severe previous illnesses (high-risk patients regardless of age) who are most at risk from COVID-19 disease.
I guess being first in the line to get a vaccine is not a privilege, it's a consolation prize. I don't envy at all the first in the line.

cserdar 02.02.2021 15:36

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
with this speed in Switzerland, you wont get it this year and there will never be herd immunity..

Chuff 02.02.2021 15:44

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cserdar (Post 3271374)
with this speed in Switzerland, you wont get it this year and there will never be herd immunity..

Stop scaremongering.

catandmouse 02.02.2021 16:19

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
The OFSP/BAG reckons that all those who want to be vaccinated should get one by this summer.

st2lemans 02.02.2021 16:23

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
An I rekon that pigs can fly. ;)

Tom

Susie-Q 02.02.2021 16:31

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
Get in the long line and wait :rolleyes:

naza 02.02.2021 16:44

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
here is the online evaluation tool for canton vaud

https://coronavax.unisante.ch/evaluation

komsomolez 02.02.2021 16:47

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ILikeEScooter (Post 3267830)
Hi, I am now working and holding a B permit in Switzerland. Does any one know when or how can we take a covid vaccine? Do we just call our family doctor to make an appointment or someone will notify us when it becomes available?

I do not have any symptom now, just want to take vaccine, because I still need to go outside for my work.

Thanks

By the way, have you found out where to buy a lamp?

LifeStrain 02.02.2021 22:36

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cserdar (Post 3271374)
with this speed in Switzerland, you wont get it this year and there will never be herd immunity..

You started so well, but the second half was disappointing. It should've continued like this "... and we are all going to be infected and reach herd immunity without a vaccine".

You know, one way or the other, it will be reached eventually, even despite all mutations.

kri 18.03.2021 15:08

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
Here is a calculator to know when you are likely to be up:

German: https://www.omnicalculator.com/healt...echner-schweiz
French: https://www.omnicalculator.com/healt...-vaccin-suisse

Spinal 18.03.2021 15:21

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
Aargau is in the sub-65 band... a family member (55-64 age group) got the text for the booking, and will be getting the vax on Saturday,

meloncollie 18.03.2021 15:43

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kri (Post 3287223)
Here is a calculator to know when you are likely to be up:

German: https://www.omnicalculator.com/healt...echner-schweiz
French: https://www.omnicalculator.com/healt...-vaccin-suisse

4 million folks in front of me, estimated time for the second shot end of May through middle of July.


And I was soooooo hoping to be able to head back to the US for Mother's Day.

Verbier 18.03.2021 20:05

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
Here is the link to details from Vaud.

https://monitoring.unisante.ch/d/krL...d=4&refresh=5m

Not the best results so far. In the over 75 group they are only up to 55% (going up 1% per day at the moment). I know people who are waiting.

A slight positive is that they did close to 4'000 doses today and the number per day seems to be going up. Hopefully it continues/improves.

In the other age groups the doses you see would be people with health problems or people who are in contact with the elderly or people with health problems. For example, my doctor told me that she can't get the shot yet as she is not working in the emergency department.

NotAllThere 18.03.2021 20:15

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by meloncollie (Post 3287239)
4 million folks in front of me,

AH - so young. Only 2 million in front of me.

st2lemans 18.03.2021 20:59

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
Why would you want to?

I will happily wait until the zombie apocalypse, in case it comes.

If it doesn't, then it was all pointless.

Tom

Murloc 18.03.2021 21:10

Re: When can we take covid vaccine
 
as the age of the cohorts called up for vaccination decreases, I expect the no-vaxxers to increase in % as they don't sense an immediate danger from covid.

So we might luck out, who knows...


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:57.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0