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COVID-19 Information

Masks are no longer mandatory in our centers, EXCEPT in case of flu-like symptoms: cough, fever, cold, etc.
Nevertheless, in view of the current significant increase in the number of cases, all patients are advised to wear a mask.

Our employees are now wearing masks again for all close contact (care, consultation) with patients.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

3rd “booster” dose (half dose)

From now on, all people over 5 years old who are fully vaccinated and whose second dose or disease after the 1st dose is at least 4 months old can register online only and choose their vaccination center, date and time in live booking.
Currently, one must (with exceptions) take the same vaccine for the booster as for the primary vaccination. For people under 30 years old, the Pfizer is strongly recommended.

The Covid certificate will indicate 3/3. The validity of the booster abroad is not yet clear.

 

3rd full catch-up dose?

According to this information from the FOPH, a 3rd dose should be administered to patients with severe immunosuppression AND whose serology does not show satisfactory antibodies 4 weeks after the 2nd vaccination. If you are one of the patients who have immunosuppression criteria as mentioned in the text or if you have any doubts, please contact your treating physician so that he/she can evaluate the relevance of organizing a serology. In this context only, the costs of serology are covered by the Confederation.

 

Serologies

According to the recommendations updated on 28.5.2021, a positive serology is also accepted as proof of past infection and can count as a vaccine dose  However, antibody testing is not recommended or reimbursed prior to vaccination for either the first or second dose.

An anti-nucleocapsid (anti-N) serology (at your expense) can therefore be potentially useful if you do not wish to take a second dose, especially because of the side effects, and wish to know if you have had the disease in the past without knowing it. Such a positive serology can only result in a covid pass if it is done BEFORE the 14th day after the 1st dose.

If you wish to do such a serology, please note that :

  • a prescription is not necessary because this laboratory is not reimbursed by the health insurance
    a medical visit is not necessary because all the information is already on this page.
  • As of April 1, 22, it is now recommended to be tested only if:
    • You are a vulnerable person (vaccinated or not)
    • You are in contact with a vulnerable person (vaccinated or not)
  • In this case, contact your doctor or one of the official testing centers or laboratory even if you have been vaccinated:
  • the federal government covers the costs of both PCR tests and rapid antigen tests. However, if your case requires a more in-depth medical consultation, a 2nd additional Tarmed invoice can be sent to you or your health insurance.
  • Magellan is not a screening center; our priority is to ensure the continuity of essential care for our patients in complete safety. Note that Magellan only performs PCR (smear) tests and not rapid antigenic tests.
  • In case of a positive test, there is no more isolation, the cantonal doctor no longer issues a certificate. Only your attending physician can do it as for any “usual” disease. In this case:
    • Wear a mask
    • Disinfect your hands frequently
    • Limit social contact as much as possible while you are symptomatic

FOPH information for travellers and quarantine

A new additional dose for travel reasons (CovidPass expired) is not covered by the LaMal. The French-speaking cantons have agreed on a single price of 60 Frs to be paid by the patient.

Online registration at: https://covid19.impf-check.ch

 

As of May 2, 2022, EU-compatible COVID certificates of cure will also be issued following a positive rapid antigen test, with a validity period of 180 days

As of February 03, 2022, the quarantine is abolished.

As of April 1, 2022, there is no longer mandatory isolation in case of a positive Covid test.

  • In case of a positive test, there is no more isolation, the cantonal doctor no longer issues a certificate. Only your attending physician can do it as for any “usual” disease. In this case:
    • Wear a mask
    • Disinfect your hands frequently
    • Limit social contact as much as possible while you are symptomatic

The cantonal doctor will no longer issue a work stoppage, only your doctor can do it as for any other disease.

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