COVID-⁠19 Switzerland

Information on the current situation, as of 9 August 2022

The key figures will be published each Tuesday at 15:30.

Vaccinations,Fribourg

Cases by vaccination status

Three vaccines for the prevention of COVID-⁠19 are currently authorised for use in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. According to the vaccination recommendation of the FOPH/NITAG vaccination recommendation, to have full vaccine protection, two doses of the Moderna vaccine (Spikevax®) or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty®) are required, or one dose following a documented recent SARS-⁠CoV-⁠2 infection. For Johnson & Johnson (Covid-⁠19 Vaccine Janssen®), a single dose of vaccine is required to be deemed fully vaccinated. Those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-⁠19, but who have not yet had a booster vaccination are still deemed to be fully vaccinated. The efficacy of the vaccines available in Switzerland is very high. They provide effective protection against symptomatic infection, in particular severe forms of the disease, and they reduce the risk of transmission. However, this does not mean that those who are fully vaccinated (with or without a booster vaccination) cannot become infected, as no vaccine provides 100% protection.

We have been collecting data on vaccination status since the end of January 2021. It is based on information that doctors and hospitals deliver to us as part of the reporting requirement. For hospitalisations and deaths in connection with a laboratory-⁠confirmed SARS-⁠CoV-⁠2 infection, they also transmit the vaccination status in addition to the clinical information.

The information on incidence is per 100,000 inhabitants with the corresponding vaccination status of («fully vaccinated», «fully vaccinated with booster vaccination», «partially vaccinated» and «not vaccinated»). The calculation is based on the total population.

Please note when evaluating the cases by vaccination status that according to the vaccination strategy, older people and those at especially high risk were vaccinated earlier.

Development over time by vaccination status

Hospitalisations by vaccination status, Fribourg, 27.01.2021 to 08.08.2022

The chart shows the development over time of reported laboratory-⁠confirmed hospitalisations by vaccination status in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
According to the FOPH/NITAG vaccination recommendation, those who have received all the required doses are deemed ‘fully vaccinated’ (including, for example, those who have had a SARS-⁠CoV-⁠2 infection and subsequently received one dose).
Those who have received one dose of Moderna vaccine (Spikevax®) or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty®) and have not previously been infected with SARS-⁠CoV-⁠2 are deemed "partially vaccinated".
Those who have not received a COVID-⁠19 vaccination are deemed "not vaccinated".
Those whose vaccination status is not documented, or where the vaccination status is indicated as unknown are listed as "unknown".
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Source: FOPH – Status: 09.08.2022, 06.08h

Development over time by vaccine

Hospitalisations by vaccination status, Fribourg, 27.01.2021 to 08.08.2022

The chart shows the development over time of reported laboratory-⁠confirmed hospitalisations by vaccination status in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, broken down by vaccine.
The data shown here are based on information supplied to us by doctors and hospitals as part of the reporting obligation. They do not allow a formal comparison of the efficacy of vaccines. Interpretation of the data is limited by many factors, including the integration period of the respective vaccines in the vaccination strategy, vaccination coverage in the various specific target groups, and the predominance of a virus variant at a given time.
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Demographics by vaccination status

Hospitalisations by vaccination status, Fribourg, 25.01.2021 to 31.07.2022

The chart shows the distribution of laboratory-⁠confirmed hospitalisations by age group with the corresponding vaccination status.
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Source: FOPH – Status: 09.08.2022, 06.08h