Vaccination against seasonal influenza: a reminder

At this time every year, the Medical Service suggests that you should get vaccinated against seasonal flu.


We would like to remind you that vaccination is the best method of protecting yourself and others against this contagious illness which can have serious consequences for certain people, especially those suffering from chronic medical conditions (e.g. chronic pulmonary, cardiovascular or kidney disease or diabetes), pregnant women, people suffering from obesity (BMI>30) and those over 65.

As the Medical Service does not supply the vaccine, you must purchase it from a pharmacy (without the need for a prescription in France). From the beginning of October you can then bring your vaccine to the Infirmary (Building 57-Ground floor) and get vaccinated without an appointment between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For the purposes of health insurance reimbursement, you can get a prescription from the Medical Service either on the day of the injection or beforehand.

Reminder: The Medical Service cannot provide this vaccination service for family members or retired members of the personnel.

For further information and new 2013 recommendations, please consult:

  • Recommendations of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (OFSP) (in English and in French).
  • Watch this video from the World Health Organization.

by Medical Service