More than 150,000 people already have an electronic vaccination card. With just a few clicks and the entry of some personal data for identification purposes, you can go online and create your electronic vaccination card – a personal "vaccination account". The account is password-protected, but it can be viewed by a doctor or pharmacist if the patient so wishes.
At the beginning, the "vaccination account" is empty. To fill it with information, you can either enter all the vaccinations manually or scan a photo of your vaccination card and upload it to your account. A specialist will then input the scanned vaccinations into the electrical form. The other option is to go to your doctor or pharmacist and have them produce your vaccination card in electronic form. It costs ten francs to have your vaccination card validated. After validation, you can print out your new official vaccination card anytime and anywhere.
The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) gives the following reasons for using an electronic vaccination card: