Who will be vaccinated when?
Vaccination is the most effective way to avoid becoming seriously ill or dying from Covid-19. Vaccination also helps to reduce the spread of infection.
Covid-19 vaccination has taken place in different phases, where those who are most at risk of becoming seriously ill are offered the vaccine first. The risk of becoming seriously ill with Covid-19 increases with age, especially if you are 65 or older. If you have certain illnesses, you may also be at a higher risk than others of suffering from severe Covid-19, regardless of age.
Even if you have had Covid-19, it is recommended that be vaccinated with two doses. Those who have had Covid-19 have developed protection against the disease, but we do not currently know how long this protection will last.
Book vaccination appointments
The regions are responsible for Covid-19 vaccination. Visit 1177.se to find out how to book a vaccination appointment and who can book an appointment right now. Select your region at the top of the page. See also regional information about the coronavirus.
People with the greatest need for protection against Covid-19 must be offered the vaccine before anyone with a lower risk of serious illness and death. The Public Health Agency recommends that groups with the greatest need for protection be prioritised in different phases.
Vaccination of pregnant women
If you are pregnant, you can get vaccinated throughout your pregnancy. However, the Public Health Agency recommends that vaccination be given after pregnancy week 12, unless there are other reasons. For example, you may have a medical risk factor such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes or are over 35 years of age.
Most people who become ill with Covid-19 experience mild symptoms of illness and do not need to seek medical care. But pregnant women have a slightly higher risk of becoming seriously ill. Vaccination against Covid-19 is recommended for all pregnant women, as the vaccines provide good protection against serious illness and reduce the risk of early delivery.
What about children and young people?
All young people born in 2005 or earlier are offered Covid-19 vaccination. Children aged 12-15 years are sometimes also recommended to be vaccinated. This applies to children who have an increased risk of serious viral infections.
From the beginning of November, children from the age of 12 will be offered Covid-19 vaccination.
Each region determines how they handle consent when vaccinating minors. Some regions send a consent form in connection with the booking, others make a maturity assessment at the time of vaccination.
Extra vaccine dose for immunodeficiency
If you are over 18 years of age and have a severely impaired immune system due to a disease or treatment of a disease, it is recommended that you take an extra dose of Covid-19 vaccine. It is your treating doctor who will prescribe the extra dose after an individual assessment.