Recognized vaccinations

Status as at March 2021

Covered by basic insurance

The costs of the following vaccinations are covered by basic insurance (minus excess and deductible):

  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • Diphtheria (every 10 years)
  • Tetanus (every 10 years)
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B
  • Pneumococcal infections
  • Poliomyelitis (polio)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A for special risk groups
  • Influenza
    Annual flu vaccination for persons aged 65 and above and individuals with an increased risk of complications in the event of flu.
  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
    For girls and young women aged 11–19, vaccination costs are reimbursed, at no cost, if vaccination is carried out as part of a cantonal program.

Covered by AXA Healthcare

Under its Health COMPLET and Health ACTIF outpatient products, AXA covers 90% of the costs or preventive vaccinations that are medically recognized in Switzerland but not covered by mandatory health insurance. Examples of such vaccinations are: 

  • Yellow fever
  • Rabies
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Typhoid fever (typhus abdominalis)
  • Cholera
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Rotavirus gastroenteritis

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