In the autumns of 2020 and 2021, the CHIS team, with the support of the CERN Medical Service, organised seasonal flu vaccination campaigns for CHIS members. These campaigns took place against the unprecedented backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and a shortage of flu vaccines, with the aim of ensuring that retired CHIS members and family members over the age of 18, who are not registered in the national healthcare systems, had access to protection against the flu virus.
As access to seasonal flu vaccines is no longer a problem, the CHIS will not run such a campaign in 2022. Instead, retirees and family members can be vaccinated against the flu at pharmacies and doctor’s surgeries.
In France and Switzerland, the flu vaccination period generally starts in mid-October and runs until the beginning of the flu wave.
For information, Friday, 25 November 2022 is national flu vaccination day in Switzerland, when anyone interested can be vaccinated on the spot, without an appointment, at one of the participating doctor’s surgeries or pharmacies.
Information about the 2022–2023 flu vaccination campaign in France can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health and Prevention.