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Switzerland drops COVID jab recommendation for Spring/Summer 2023

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland.

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) said no COVID vaccination was recommended for Spring/Summer 2023.

The recommendation also applied to those at ‘high risk’ of catching COVID – such people should only receive a ‘vaccination’ on the recommendation of their doctor.

‘In principle, no COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for spring/summer 2023,’ a statement on the FOPH website said.

‘Nearly everyone in Switzerland has been vaccinated and/or contracted and recovered from COVID-19. Their immune system has therefore been exposed to the coronavirus. In spring/summer 2023, the virus will likely circulate less. The current virus variants also cause rather mild illness. For autumn 2023, the vaccination recommendation will be evaluated again and adjusted accordingly.’

Those included in the high risk category were:

  • People aged 65 or over
  • People aged 16 or over with a chronic condition
  • People aged 16 or over with Downs Syndrome
  • Pregnant women

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