Your health region is responsible for vaccination.
You do not have to pay for vaccination against COVID-19.
It is up to you to decide whether to get the vaccine.
When can I get vaccinated?
The Public Health Agency of Sweden has recommended the order in which people should be offered vaccination. For example, the groups first in line for the vaccination are persons living in care homes, people over the age of 65 and healthcare workers.
Everyone aged 18 or older will be offered vaccination.
We recommend that you get vaccinated even if you have had COVID-19.
Vaccination against COVID-19 in Dalarna
The vaccination against COVID-19 is under way in Dalarna. You can read here about when different groups can get vaccinated in Dalarna. The timetable is preliminary and may change. It depends, among other things, on how many doses Region Dalarna receives and when the vaccine deliveries arrive.
If you have any questions about vaccinations against COVID-19, you can call the national information number 113 13, or contact your health care centre.
Those in the greatest need of protection will receive the vaccine first. The Public Health Agency of Sweden prioritises the order in which people will be offered the vaccine. This means that the vaccinations will be provided in different phases. The following individuals will be offered the vaccine first, in what is called phase 1:
PHASE 1, to be vaccinated in January-March
If you live in special housing for the elderly (SÄBO)
Residents in special housing for the elderly in Dalarna have been vaccinated. Vaccination of new residents moving into special housing takes place on a running basis. It is not possible to book an appointment for oneself or for a relative.
If you receive home care or home-help services (including alarms)
If you receive home care or home-help services (including alarms) with care services from any of the municipalities in Dalarna. The health care centre you are listed with will contact you by letter or phone to book an appointment for you and a possible adult you live with.
An adult who lives with somebody who receives home-help services or home care will be offered a vaccination even if that person does not him- or herself receive home-help services or home care. The idea is to provide more protection to the vulnerable person by vaccinating the adults who live together in the same household.
If you receive home care, the vaccination will be offered in the home. The health care centre you are listed with will contact you personally by letter or phone to offer the vaccination.
Phase 2, to be vaccinated in February-April
If you are 65 years old or older
Everyone aged 75 or older will receive a notice with a time for vaccination by letter or phone. Those who are oldest will receive the information first.
If you are 65 to 74, you will receive information in the post about when you can book your own vaccination by logging in to 1177.se.
The booking opens up by age: first those 75-79, then 70-74 and finally 65-69. The vaccination takes place at the health care centre.
What to do: Log into 1177.se. Click on your health care centre and choose “Boka tid för vaccination mot covid-19” [Book appointment for vaccination against COVID-19]. The booking system is in Swedish. If you need help, you can ask a friend who speaks Swedish to help you. You need a Swedish personal ID number and an electronic ID.
Need help to book an appointment?
Call Region Dalarna’s phone support at 010-249 92 88. The phone support is open weekdays 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and they can answer in Swedish and English. If you need help understanding, you can ask a friend who speaks Swedish to help you. You can also get help from an interpreter.
They can also help you book an appointment for vaccination even if you do not have a Swedish personal ID number or electronic ID.
When you book an appointment, you will be asked a few questions about your general state of health; this is called a health declaration. The questions are asked to find out if you have any allergies, or if you previously had any reaction to other vaccines.
Please respect the priority order and only book an appointment if it is your turn. The health care centre has the right to cancel your appointment if you made a booking without belonging to a group that is prioritised right now.
1177 by phone cannot help you to book an appointment.
If you have a special medical permission or live with somebody who does
If you have undergone a bone marrow or organ transplant, or live with somebody who has.
If you are receiving treatment with dialysis, or live with somebody who is.
You will be offered a vaccination at your health care centre or at your specialist clinic.
Adults with assistance for the disabled and personal assistance
If you receive assistance according to the Act concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS). Also applies to adults who have a decision for assistance compensation according to the Social Insurance Code. Individuals who belong to this group will receive a notice for vaccination by letter or phone.
Health and medical care personnel
Health and welfare personnel who work close to patients and assistance recipients with an elevated risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. You will receive the vaccination offer from your employer.
Phase 3, to be vaccinated in April-May
If you are 60-64
More information will be available regarding how you will be offered a vaccination. It is not possible to book an appointment or join the queue for vaccinations right now.
If you for certain reasons have difficulty following advice for reducing the spread of COVID-19
This applies to you, for example, if you have a form of dementia. More information will be available regarding how you will be offered a vaccination.
If you are 18-59 and have an elevated risk of becoming seriously ill
This applies to you if you have an illness or a condition that means that you are at risk of becoming more severely ill with COVID-19, for example if you have chronic cardiovascular disease, diabetes or Downs syndrome. More information will be available regarding how you will be offered a vaccination.
Phase 4, to be vaccinated in May-July
The public, adults over 18
The public, if you are 18 or older, but do not belong to any of the groups mentioned above. It is not possible to book an appointment or join the queue for vaccinations right now. You will be able to book your own appointment for vaccination on 1177.se. You will be able to read here on 1177.se when the booking may open.
Where can I get vaccinated in Dalarna?
The vaccination of the prioritised groups in phases 1-3 will mainly be taken care of through health care centres, hospitals, municipalities and at elderly care centres. The public’s vaccinations in phase 4 will take place both at health care centres and at other clinics, but also in large external facilities.
For which people is vaccination not recommended?
The vaccination is not recommended for children and young people aged 17 or younger. Vaccination is not recommended if you are pregnant.
Talk to a doctor if you have questions about what applies to you or your child.
Talk to a doctor if you have previously had an allergic reaction and needed to seek medical attention that same day. It can be from a vaccination, a medicine or something you had eaten.
How the vaccination works
You will receive the vaccine as a needle jab in your arm. You may need to get two shots. If this is the case, you will get the shots at different times.
You will be asked to stay for 15 minutes after receiving your shot. This is to make sure you feel fine afterwards.
One or two weeks after receiving the second dose of the vaccine, you will have good protection against COVID-19. You will have some protection from the virus after the first dose of vaccine, even if you are getting it in two doses.
You have the right to receive information from the healthcare staff when getting the vaccination. If you have any questions, just ask.
Can I get vaccinated if I am sick?
You should not get vaccinated if you have a fever or symptoms of COVID-19.
How will I feel afterwards?
Your arm may feel sore, or you may have a headache or feel tired for the first 24 hours after the vaccination. You may also get the chills or a fever, or have joint and muscle aches.
Any discomfort is usually mild and will go away after a few days.
Stay home for as long as you have symptoms.
If the symptoms do not go away within a day, you need to get tested.
Healthcare staff are required to report side effects from the vaccine
If healthcare staff suspect that the vaccine has caused any side effects, they are required to report these to the Swedish Medical Products Agency (in Swedish).
Is the vaccine safe?
The COVID-19 vaccine has undergone the same kinds of thorough checks as other vaccines. Many people have received the vaccine, and researchers have studied its effects. The vaccine is still being studied.
Researchers from many different countries have worked together to develop the vaccine. Many countries and companies throughout the world have invested a great deal of money. That is why it was possible to develop the vaccine so quickly.
On the webpage Så fungerar vaccin (How vaccines work), you can read and watch videos about the vaccine (in Swedish).
Keep following the guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19
It takes one to two weeks after receiving the final dose of the vaccine to develop a good level of protection. There is a slight risk that you will get the disease even if you are vaccinated.
There is also a small risk that you will spread the virus even if you are not sick, for example if you have got it on your hands.
It is not known how long the protection given by the vaccine lasts.