Collective information about COVID-19

Vaccination against COVID-19

Vaccination mot covid-19 - engelska

COVID-19 is an infectious disease that spreads easily. Vaccination is the best way of avoiding serious illness or death due to the disease.

You will receive the vaccine as a needle jab in your arm.
You will receive the vaccine as a needle jab in your arm.

Your regional healthcare authority is responsible. Choose a region at the top of the page for more information about what applies where you currently are. 

You do not have to pay for vaccination against COVID-19.

It is up to you to decide whether to get the vaccine.

The information in the text applies to both children and adults.

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How do I get the vaccine?

Everyone aged 12 or older is being offered vaccination. Some children under the age of 5 are also eligible to receive the vaccine against COVID-19.

Individuals who are seeking asylum or are in Sweden without permission are also offered vaccination free of charge. The same applies to individuals who are studying or working in Sweden, but are not Swedish citizens.

We recommend that you get vaccinated even if you have had COVID-19.


How do I book an appointment to be vaccinated?
You can book an appointment at Boka vaccination mot covid-19. You need to have bankID or another form of electronic ID to book an appointment online.

When you book an appointment, you will have to answer some questions about if you are feeling healthy.

If you are unable to book an appointment online, you can call and get help. The telephone number is 010-476 19 35.

There are several locations where you can be vaccinated. You can choose whichever of them you want. You do not have to be registered as a patient there.

When you book an appointment online, the text will be in Swedish. The person who answers if you call will speak Swedish.

What do I need to think about when I come to be vaccinated?

  • If you have a cold or other symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay at home. You can book a new appointment for your vaccination.
  • Come for the vaccination at the time you have booked. Do not come too early. This helps us avoid crowding.
  • Take your ID with you.
  • You will be given the vaccine in your upper arm. It therefore helps if you wear a top with short sleeves. That will make it easier to give you the injection.

You will be given a card stating which vaccine you received. Take the card with you when you are given your second dose of the vaccine.

How the vaccination works

You will receive the vaccine as a needle jab in the arm. You will be asked to stay for 15 minutes after receiving your shot. This is to make sure you feel fine afterwards. You will get the doses at different times.

There is a longer text on how many doses of vaccine different people will be offered: Hur många gånger rekommenderas jag att vaccinera mig? (How many times should I get vaccinated?) The text is in Swedish.

Ask the healthcare staff if you have any questions about your vaccination.

Can I get vaccinated if I am sick?

You should not get vaccinated if you have a fever or feel sick. Wait until you are feeling healthy again.

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. These are called side effects and are common in children and adults who have received the vaccine.

The side effects are usually mild and go away within a few days.  

Side effects of vaccination

Many millions of people have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Serious side effects after getting vaccinated are very rare. There is a much higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

Pregnancy and vaccination

If you are pregnant, COVID-19 could make you very sick. Vaccination is recommended to protect both you and the baby.

It will not cause harm to the unborn baby.

You can also get vaccinated while you are breastfeeding.

Talk to your midwife if you have any questions.

Read more about pregnancy and COVID-19.

Children and vaccination

Children can become seriously ill with COVID-19, although this is rare. Children aged 12 and older are therefore being offered the vaccine.

Some children under the age of 5 are also eligible to receive the vaccine against COVID-19. This applies to children who have a serious illness, such as severe lung disease. Talk to your child’s doctor about what applies to them.

People under the age of 18 may need the consent of a guardian to receive the vaccine. Contact someone at the vaccination site if you want to get vaccinated, but do not have a guardian’s consent.

If you have previously had an allergic reaction

Talk to a doctor if you have previously had a serious allergic reaction and needed to seek medical attention that same day. It can be from a vaccination, a medicine or something you had eaten.

The vaccine has been thoroughly checked

The COVID-19 vaccine has undergone the same kinds of thorough checks as other vaccines. Millions of adults and children have received the vaccine, and researchers have studied its effects. The vaccine is still being studied. 

You can get COVID-19 even if you have been vaccinated. But the vast majority of people who are vaccinated do not get seriously ill.

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