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.
Book an appointment for vaccination
Everyone aged 16 or older, or who will turn 16 this year, is being offered vaccination. You do not have to be a Swedish citizen to get vaccinated.
We recommend that you get vaccinated even if you have had COVID-19.
Vaccination against COVID-19 in the county of Jönköping
12–15-year-olds will be vaccinated at their school.
Those aged 16 years or above will be vaccinated at a healthcare centre.
To get vaccinated, you can:
- attend a drop-in service – no appointment necessary.
- make an appointment online.
- call your healthcare centre to make an appointment.
Get vaccinated on a drop-in basis – no need to make an appointment
On certain days and at certain times, you can come to the healthcare centre for vaccination without needing a prior appointment – known as a drop-in service.
Make an appointment online
The appointment booking system is in Swedish. If you need help to understand this, you can ask a friend who speaks Swedish.
When making your appointment, you will be asked a few questions about your general health – this is known as a health declaration (hälsodeklaration). These questions are to find out whether you have any allergies, or if you have experienced any reactions to other vaccines.
You can find out more about how to make an appointment for vaccination online (the text is in Swedish).
Make an appointment by telephone
If you are unable to make an appointment online, you can call your local healthcare centre (vårdcentral) by telephone. If you need help, you can ask a friend who speaks Swedish. If you would like an interpreter to be present when you receive the vaccination, you must inform the healthcare centre when you make your appointment.
When you arrive at the healthcare centre for your vaccination, you will be asked a few questions about your general health – this is known as a health declaration (hälsodeklaration). These questions are to find out whether you have any allergies, or if you have experienced any reactions to other vaccines.
Are you an international student at Jönköping University?
Take the opportunity to get your vaccination for Covid-19 without having to schedule a specific appointment.
The Health Center Bra Liv Hälsan 1 and Hälsan 2 will arrange drop-in-vaccination at Pingstkyrkan in Jönköping. All you need to do is bring your student ID and show up at Pingstkyrkan any of the following times:
- Tuesday October 19th, from 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
- Wednesday October 20th, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Thursday October 21th, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Friday October 22th, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Tuesday October 26th, from 8.15 a.m. to 12 a.m.
- Wednesday October 27th, from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
- Thursday October 28th, from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
- Tusday November 2nd, from 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
- Thursday November 4th, from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Thursday November 11th, from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
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 who have a severely compromised immune system may need an extra dose of the vaccine. 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.
If you require help with translation when you receive your vaccine, you can take somebody with you who understands Swedish. If you would like to have an interpreter when you receive your vaccine, you must inform your local healthcare centre (vårdcentral) when booking your appointment.
Can I get vaccinated if I am sick?
You should not get vaccinated if you have a fever or symptoms of COVID-19.
Stay at home if you feel unwell. This will ensure you do not infect anybody else.
If you experience any symptoms of COVID-19, you must take a test to see if you have the disease. Contact your local healthcare centre (vårdcentral) to arrange a test. Taking a test for COVID-19 is free of charge.
More information about COVID-19 is available on the website for the Swedish Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten).
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.
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.
Read more on the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s website.
If you feel very unwell after you have received your vaccination, you should contact your local healthcare centre (vårdcentral) so that your symptoms can be checked, regardless of whether or not they may be connected to the vaccination.
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
Everyone who is aged 16 and older, or who will turn 16 this year, is being offered vaccination. Children aged 12 and older can also get vaccinated if they have a serious illness. This includes certain serious lung diseases.
Talk to a doctor if you are unsure about what applies.
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.
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. 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.
It is not known how long the protection given by the vaccine lasts.