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.

Jämtland Härjedalen

How to make a vaccination appointment in Jämtland Härjedalen

There are three different ways to make an appointment for Covid-19 vaccination.

Get your vaccination by visiting a walk-in (drop-in) clinic. You do not need to make an appointment

On certain days and hours, you can come to a vaccination clinic without first making an appointment. It is called a walk-in (drop-in) clinic.

If there are no walk-in clinics near you, you can call and book an appointment for vaccination instead. If you have a Swedish national registration number and e-identification, you may also log in to 1177.se to make an appointment.

Make an appointment by phone

Call Region Jämtland Härjedalen's booking phone to find out which days and hours you can have your vaccination. The telephone number for making an appointment is 063-14 22 50.

If you do not speak Swedish you may be entitled to interpretation to your language to get information and make an appointment to have your vaccination. Tell them that you need an interpreter when you make your call. Mention also the language in question. The staff will then try to contact an interpreter who can participate in the conversation. Get help from someone you know if you are not able to ask for an interpreter in Swedish or English. If you also want an interpreter when you get vaccinated, you should tell the staff answering when you call the booking phone.

Make an appointment online

If you have a Swedish national registration number and e-identification, you can log in to 1177.se to make an appointment for vaccination. The text in making an appointment is only available in Swedish. If you need help with translation, you can ask someone you know who can speak Swedish.

How to make an appointment via 1177.se

  • Choose a health centre and click on it. You can choose which health center you prefer.
  • Click on the link Boka tid för vaccination mot covid-19 / Make an appointment for vaccination against Covid-19, which can be found under the heading Våra e-tjänster/ Our e-services.
  • Enter your national registration number and choose the type of e-identification you want to log in with.
  • Read the text and make sure you have understood what is in it. Then click Fortsätt /Continue. You will be taken to a page where you will answer some questions about your health. When you have answered the questions, click Nästa/Next.
  • Click on Make an appointment and you will see if there is a vacant time slot to book.
  • When your appointment is complete, you will receive a confirmation. In the confirmation it will tell you where you are going to get your vaccination.

 

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.

Jämtland Härjedalen

Cancel your booked time slot if you are ill

If you feel sick, cancel your booked time slot for vaccination. Call the telephone number 063-14 22 50 and you will receive help to cancel your booked time slot for vaccination.

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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