Flu vaccination

The annual flu vaccination not only protects individuals against infection and illness, it also protects their home and work environments. SWICA follows the recommendations of the FOPH and advocates flu vaccination for individuals at risk and those in direct contact with them.
  • The annual vaccination significantly reduces the risk of contracting flu.
  • Vaccinated individuals protect both themselves and others (especially at-risk groups and individuals for whom vaccination is not an option).
  • Vaccinated individuals minimise their risk of serious complications.
  • Vaccinated individuals help reduce working hours lost due to illness and the associated costs.

Studies have shown that in a «normal» flu season, around 10% of employees fall ill with seasonal flu. The cost to the Swiss economy is CHF 300 million per year. Thanks to workplace flu vaccination from SWICA:

  • Companies protect their employees and at-risk groups and reduce absences
  • Companies can offer the seasonal flu vaccination conveniently and on favourable terms
  • Companies receive help in motivating as many employees as possible to receive the vaccination since they can be vaccinated free of charge and in a very short time
  • Companies position themselves as employers who actively support their employees' health
Vaccination should be carried out annually because flu viruses mutate and the flu vaccine is therefore modified annually. The best time to have the vaccination is from mid-October to the start of December at the latest.

Offer for companies

SWICA offers the seasonal flu vaccination in collaboration with its medical network partners. The vaccination is given at the companies' premises or through a voucher scheme:

  • Vaccination at the company's premises
    The vaccination is given at the company's premises by a medical team provided by a network partner. The minimum deployment period is half a day, during which up to 45 people can be vaccinated. Each vaccination takes about five minutes.
  • Vaccination using voucher scheme
    Companies distribute vouchers which employees can redeem at partner pharmacies. Vaccination at a pharmacy takes about 15 minutes and is given in the presence of a pharmacist with the relevant vaccination permit. This is not possible in the Cantons of Aargau and Appenzell Inner- and Ausserrhoden because there is no legal basis for vaccination in pharmacies.

Interested?

Are you interested in offering flu vaccination in your company? Complete the form by 31 July 2020 at the latest. Once we have received your enquiry, we will contact you to discuss the offer and the next steps.

Ask for a no-obligation quotation

Flu vaccination check

The FOPH has published a flu vaccination check. Interested parties answer five questions to find out whether they should be vaccinated against seasonal flu.

FOPH flu vaccination check

Form for quotation enquiry

No. of locations *
SWICA customer *
Have you carried out a workplace vaccination campaign in the past? *
Which implementation option are you interested in? *


Contact person

* Compulsory field