The decision on who receives the vaccine first is made on a national level and Region Kalmar County follows the Public Health Agency of Sweden's priority order, but also includes those receiving assistance pursuant to LSS in Phase 1.
How quickly you will be able to schedule an appointment for vaccination is dependent on access to vaccines and Region Kalmar County will prioritise the oldest in the county. We ask for your understanding as it may take a few weeks before you get an appointment.
We now offer vaccination to you:
- age 80 or older (born 1941 or earlier)
- who have home care / home healthcare
- who receive assistance pursuant to LSS
- who is over 18 and lives with someone who has home care / home healthcare / personal assistance
- who have undergone a bone marrow or other organ transplant
- who are receiving dialysis treatment
- who lives with someone who receives dialysis treatment or has undergone a bone marrow or other organ transplant
If you do not belong to any of these groups, you cannot yet book an appointment for vaccination.
Before your vaccination
To reduce the risk of transmission, everyone who wants to get vaccinated must make an appointment. At the time of vaccination, please keep in mind:
- Arrive close to your appointment time to reduce crowds
- Keep a distance from others in the room
- Wear clothing that makes the upper arm easily accessible
NB! If you are on Waran, please remember that you need to schedule an appointment for a blood test one week before your vaccination.
How to make a vaccination appointment
Schedule your appointment online via 1177.se
For you who have a Swedish personal identity number. If you cannot speak a little Swedish or English yourself, you can ask someone else to help you make the appointment, the e-service does not require a login.
- Choose your clinic.
- Under ”VÅRA E-TJÄNSTER” click on ”BOKA TID FÖR VACCINATION MOT COVID-19” to access the booking system.
- State the purpose of your visit, specify to which priority group you belong.
- Choose whether you are making the appointment for one person or two people. If you are a couple, it is possible to make a joint appointment.
- A calendar appears. Find a time that suits you.
- Choose whether you wish to make the booking in Swedish or English in the upper right corner.
- Follow the instructions and fill in your personal information.
- Fill in a health declaration (or two, if you are making a joint appointment) and save.
- Click the box to confirm the time and give consent.
Important! Keep in mind that the Internet Explorer browser does not work. Instead, use for example Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Safari.
Appointment by phone
For you who have difficulty scheduling your appointment yourself, who lack a Swedish personal identity number, or have a reserve number (a temporary medical number).
- Find contact information for your health centre at 1177.se.
- Call your health centre on the telephone number provided and select touch-tone option 3.
- Leave a voicemail message and we will get back to you within a week.
If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number or have a reserve number
If you lack a personal identity number or have a reserve number (temporary medical number), you cannot make an appointment for vaccination online. Instead, call your health centre directly.
You who are offered vaccination against COVID-19 may have questions before making your decision
The risk of falling seriously ill with COVID-19 increases the older you are, especially if you are 70 years or older. In addition, people with certain diseases are at a higher risk than others of developing severe COVID-19, regardless of age.
After vaccination, the body's immune system builds up protection against COVID-19. However, it is not certain that everyone who is vaccinated will receive full protection. This applies to all vaccines, not just those against COVID-19. But you still run a lower risk of becoming seriously ill.
Two doses are needed for the vaccine to offer good protection. Depending on the vaccine used, the time between doses may vary. It will take up to a couple of weeks after the final dose before the body has built up adequate protection.
The time after vaccination
You who have been vaccinated and have adequate protection against COVID-19 can still infect others. Therefore, it is important that you continue to follow the national recommendations and guidelines.