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.
How do I get the vaccine?
Everyone aged 12 or older is being offered vaccination.
Individuals who as 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 to make a vaccination appointment in Jämtland Härjedalen
You can make an appointment in various ways, by logging in to 1177.se and by calling a special telephone number. You will need a Swedish telephone number and your electronic identification in order to make an appointment by logging in to 1177.se. When you log in to 1177.se all of the text will be in Swedish.
If you do not have a Swedish personal identification number or electronic identification, you will need to call a special telephone number to make an appointment. The special telephone number is 063-14 22 50.
If you do not speak Swedish, you may be entitled to an interpreter for your language to get information and make a vaccination appointment. Make it known that you need an interpreter when you call to make the vaccination appointment. Let them know which language you need. The staff member will try to contact an interpreter who can help with the call. Please ask someone you know for help if you are not able to speak Swedish or English yourself when requesting an interpreter.
How to make an appointment via 1177.se
- Select a health centre and click on it. You can choose the health centre you want.
- Click on the Boka tid för vaccination mot covid-19 [Make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment] link, which is under the Våra e-tjänster [Our e-services] heading.
- Enter your personal identification number and choose the type of electronic identification you want to use to log in.
- Read through the text and make sure you understand the content of the text. Then click Fortsätt [Continue]. You will then arrive on a page where you have to answer some questions. When you have answered the questions, click Nästa [Next].
- You can click on Boka tid [Make an appointment] if you belong to a group that is currently allowed to make a vaccination appointment. You will then be able to see whether any appointment times are free.
- When you finish making your appointment, you will receive a confirmation. This confirmation will tell you where to go for the vaccination.
How to book an appointment over the telephone
Call 063-14 22 50. You will receive instructions on how to make a vaccination appointment.
The 063-14 22 50 telephone number is solely for making vaccination appointments. You cannot call this number to ask questions about COVID-19. If you have questions about COVID-19, you can read more here at 1177.se or call 1177 on the telephone. You cannot make a vaccination appointment by calling 1177. Likewise, it is not possible to call your health centre to make a vaccination appointment.
If you cannot make it to your appointment
You should not get vaccinated if you are ill and have COVID-19 symptoms. If this is the case, you should cancel your vaccination appointment and instead submit a test to find out whether you have the disease.
To cancel appointments that were made by telephone:
- Call 063-14 22 50 and select the Avboka tid [Cancel appointment] option.
- Speak your name, personal identification number and the appointment time you want to cancel.
- Then you can call 063-14 22 50 again to make a new appointment for a later date.
When you call, all of the information will be in Swedish. When you call to make a new appointment, you can say that you need an interpreter. Let them know which language you need.
To cancel appointments that were made via 1177.se:
- Log in to 1177.se with your electronic identification. When you log in, all of the text will be in Swedish.
- Look under the Bokade tider [Scheduled appointments] heading. There you will see your vaccination appointment. Click on your scheduled appointment to proceed with the cancellation.
How the vaccination works
You will receive the vaccine as a needle jab in the arm. Two shots are required. 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.
Two weeks after receiving the second dose of the vaccine, you will have very good protection against COVID-19.
Some people may need an extra dose of the vaccine
You will be offered a third dose of the vaccine if any of the following apply:
- You live in a care home for the elderly.
- You are receiving home help or home health services.
- You are aged 80 or older.
You may also need an extra dose of the vaccine if you have a severely weakened immune system. Your doctor will decide whether you need it.
You cannot choose which brand of vaccine you receive.
You have the right to receive information from the healthcare staff when getting the vaccine. If you have any questions, just ask.
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 COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
Uncommon side effects of vaccination
Many millions of people have been vaccinated against COVID-19. A few people have experienced serious side effects after vaccination. This is very rare. There is a much higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
Reporting vaccine side effects
You can make a report to the Swedish Medical Products Agency if you suspect that the vaccine has caused any side effects. The page is in Swedish.
Healthcare staff also report any side effects that they suspect were caused by the vaccine.
Information on suspected side effects is collected. The side effects are then investigated to see if there is any link to the vaccine.
Pregnancy and vaccination
If you are pregnant, COVID-19 could make you very sick. Vaccination is recommended to protect both you and the baby.
Many pregnant individuals around the world have been vaccinated against COVID-19. It will not cause harm to the unborn baby.
Talk to your midwife if you have any questions.
Children and vaccination
Children can become seriously ill with COVID-19, although this is rare. Children aged 12 and over are therefore being offered the vaccine.
Many millions of children over the age of 12 have been vaccinated against COVID-19 around the world.
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 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.
The vaccine has been thoroughly checked
The COVID-19 vaccine has undergone the same kinds of thorough checks as other vaccines. Many adults and children 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. The text and videos are in Swedish.
Keep following the guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19
There is a slight risk that you will get the disease even if you are vaccinated.