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Make an appointment for vaccination against covid-19 in Skåne

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Book an appointment to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease. The vaccination is free. You choose if you want to get vaccinated.

How to get vaccinated

Are you 80 years of age or older? Your local health care centre will call you or send a letter to your home with an appointment time.

How many times do I need to be vaccinated?

The protection offered by the vaccine decreases over time. Therefore, you need to be vaccinated several times.

You will get your vaccine doses over several appointments. Not sure when you should schedule your next dose? Ask at your vaccination appointment.

For those 65 years of age or older

Are you 65 years of age or older? Are you turning 65 this year? You are eligible for a fifth vaccine dose.

How long you need to wait between doses:

  • Dose 1
  • Dose 2: three to seven weeks after the first dose
  • Dose 3: at least four months after the second dose
  • Dose 4: at least four months after the third dose
  • Dose 5: at least four months after the fourth dose

For those between 18 and 64 years of age 

Anyone between the ages of 18 and 64 can receive their fourth dose.

For some people, it is especially important to get vaccinated. For example, if you are pregnant, if you have diabetes, if you are overweight or if you have another illness.

How long you need to wait between doses:

  • Dose 1
  • Dose 2: three to seven weeks after the first dose
  • Dose 3: at least four months after the second dose
  • Dose 4: at least four months after the third dose

If you receive domiciliary care (hemtjänst), home healthcare (hemsjukvård), live in elder housing or have Down syndrome

Are you over 18 years of age? You are eligible for a fifth dose if any of the following apply to you:

  • You receive domiciliary care (hemhjälp).
  • You receive home healthcare (hemsjukvård).
  • You live in special housing for the elderly.
  • You have Down syndrome.

Ask the staff when you should receive your next dose.  

If you have a weakened immune system (severely Immuno-compromised)

Are you over 18 years of age and have a severely weakened immune system? For example, if you recently received an organ transplant or if you are receiving treatment for cancer or another serious illness.

You are eligible for a sixth dose. Ask your doctor if you are unsure how many doses you should get.

How long you need to wait between doses:

  • Dose 1
  • Dose 2: at least four weeks after the first dose
  • Dose 3: at least four weeks after the second dose
  • Dose 4: at least four months after the third dose
  • Dose 5: at least four months after the fourth dose
  • Dose 6: at least four months after the fifth dose

Vaccinations for children

Since 1 November 2022, only specific groups of
children are recommended vaccination against COVID-19. Are you unsure whether your child should get vaccinated? Ask your doctor.

Prepare for your vaccination

  • Bring your ID if you have one. For example, an ID card, driving license or passport.
  • Try to wear clothes with short sleeves. This will make it easier for the nurse to give you the injection in your upper arm. 
  • Arrive on time.
  • You will be given information about the vaccine and any side-effects you may experience. You must complete a health declaration form, and answer a few questions about your general health. 
  • The vaccine is given as an injection in your upper arm. 
  • You must wait for 15 minutes afterwards, before leaving. This allows the staff to ensure you do not feel unwell. 

You can find out more here: 
  
The vaccination process  

How will I feel afterwards?

Make a new appointment if you get ill

Cancel the booking if you are feeling unwell. For example, if you have a fever. Contact the health care centre in order to make a new appointment. 

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