The one-shot vaccine from Johnson and Johnson, known as Jansen, will be available in Switzerland from next week.
The Federal Health Office had been under pressure to give access to a vaccine that’s not a messenger RNA jab as many people have said they would prefer the more tradition vector vaccine, which the Jansen jab is.
The government says it will be getting 150,000 doses – which will be allocated to the cantons.
The new vaccine is 70% effective – compared to over 90% from the mRNA jabs.
But one dose will be good enough to get a vaccine certificate. It has not been authorised for those who are pregnant.