Your regional healthcare authority is responsible. Choose a region at the top of the page for more information about what applies where you currently live.
You do not have to pay for vaccination against COVID-19.
It is up to you to decide whether to get the vaccine.
How do I get vaccinated?
Everyone aged 18 or older can get vaccinated. Some children are also eligible to receive the vaccine against COVID-19.
Individuals who are seeking asylum or are in Sweden without permission can get vaccinated 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 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. Take all of the doses you are eligible for. Doing this will give you good protection against COVID-19. You will get the doses at different times.
There is a longer text on how many doses of vaccine different people can receive: 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.
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.
The side effects usually go away within a few days.
Serious side effects after getting vaccinated are rare
Many millions of people have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Serious side effects after getting vaccinated are rare. There is a much higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
If you are pregnant, COVID-19 could make you very sick. Vaccination is recommended to protect both you and the baby.
It is harmless to the unborn baby.
You can also get vaccinated while you are breastfeeding.
Talk to your midwife if you have any questions.
Children and vaccination
Some children can be vaccinated against COVID-19. This applies to children with a disease or other condition that could cause them to become seriously ill with COVID-19. Ask the doctor treating your child.
In the past, all children aged 12 and over could be vaccinated. This is no longer the case. It is rare for children and young people to become seriously ill if they get COVID-19.
Change in recommendations
Starting at 1 November children between the ages of 12-17 years old are no longer recommended Covid-19 vaccination. The change in recommendations is due to the continuous changes in the virus, making the level of illness in children increasingly lenient. With that development the extra protection against serious illness given by receiving the vaccine is no longer necessary.
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 could 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.