Your regional healthcare authority is responsible. Choose a region at the top of the page for more information about what applies where you live.
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 18 or older will be 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
Those who are in greatest need of protection from COVID-19 will receive the vaccine first. The recommended structure of the vaccination process has been divided into four phases.
People from Phases 3 and 4 are now being vaccinated.
During Phase 1, the vaccine will be given to:
- older people who live in sheltered accommodation (särskilt boende).
- older people who live at home and receive home help (hemtjänst).
- personnel who work at old people’s homes (äldreboende) and for the home help service (hemtjänst).
- adults who live together with an elderly person who receives home help (hemtjänst).
- prioritised healthcare personnel, according to the availability of the vaccine.
During Phase 2, the vaccine will be given to:
- people aged 65 years or above. The oldest will receive the vaccine first.
- adults who receive support measures in accordance with the Act concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS) or the Social Insurance Code (Socialförsäkringsbalken).
- personnel who work with people who receive support measures in accordance with LSS or the Social Insurance Code (see above).
- people who have undergone a transplant operation, and those who live with them.
- people who receive dialysis, and those who live with them.
During Phase 3, the vaccine will be given to:
- people aged 60–64.
- people aged 18–59 in a risk group. This includes those with chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
- people who have difficulty following the advice to prevent the spread of Covid-19. This includes those suffering from dementia, the homeless and the disabled.
During Phase 4, the vaccine will be given to:
- everyone else aged 18 and older.
How do I make an appointment for a vaccination?
You can make your own appointment online or by calling your local healthcare centre (vårdcentral).
Make an appointment online
To make an appointment online, you must have a Swedish personal ID number. If you do not have one, you can call your healthcare centre to make an appointment by telephone. You do not need an electronic form of ID to make an appointment.
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.
Where can I receive the vaccination in the county of Jönköping?
The vaccinations will be provided at healthcare centres and other sites throughout the county. You can find out where the vaccinations are provided by searching for your local healthcare centre.
How the vaccination works
You will receive the vaccine as a needle jab in the arm. Two shots are normally 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. You will have good protection three weeks after the first dose of vaccine, even if you are getting it in two doses.
You cannot choose which vaccine you receive.
You have the right to receive information from the healthcare staff when getting the vaccination. 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.
The authorities have drawn up guidelines on which of the vaccines different people should be given. All of the vaccines have been thoroughly studied.
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. You can get the vaccine after week 12 of your pregnancy.
Many pregnant individuals around the world have been vaccinated against COVID-19. No evidence has been seen of the vaccine causing harm to the unborn baby.
Talk to your midwife if you have any questions.
Children and vaccination
Vaccination is not recommended for people aged 17 and younger. Children aged 16 and older may sometimes be advised to 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
It takes 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.
When enough people have been vaccinated, it becomes more difficult for the disease to spread. This means that even those who (for whatever reason) do not receive the vaccine will also be protected.
Many infectious diseases have now become very rare, and this is a result of vaccination. By continuing to receive vaccinations, we reduce the risk that many of these serious diseases may return.