The vaccine from the American company Moderna can also be used in Switzerland.
Medicine watchdog Swissmedic has given the drug approval after the vaccine from Pfizer / BioNTech was previously approved.
The Moderna vaccine received the green light from regulators in the United Kingdom and the European Union last week. It has now arrived in most of the EU Member States.
In Germany, it will be spread across the sixteen federal states on Tuesday. Where possible, vaccinations are started immediately.
The EU has bought 160 million for the member states and is negotiating additional supplies.