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 Skåne
Here it says when you can get vaccinated in Skåne. Times are subject to change.
You can only be vaccinated if you are 18 years or older.
Gets vaccinated right now:
- You can book an appointment if you are 30 years or older. This also applies to you if you are turning 30 this year. Make an appointment for vaccination against Covid-19
- You can book an appointment if you are at least 18 years old and if any of the following apply to you:
- You have a heart or vascular disease.
- You have a lung disease. For example, COPD or severe asthma.
- You are very overweight.
- You have a neurological disease that affects your breathing.
- You have several physical impairments that affect your breathing..
- You have chronic liver or kidney failure which cannot be treated.
- You have diabetes.
- Your immune system is impaired due to an illness or medical treatment.
- You have Down syndrome.
Are you 30 years or older? Here you can read how to book an appointment: Make an appointment for vaccination against Covid-19
Are you between 18 and 29 years old and do any of the conditions in the list apply to you? If so, you should book an appointment at your health center. You must be 18 years old to book an appointment.
You will be able to receive the vaccine if you are:
- Between 18 and 29 years. You can make an appointment from the end of July. You must be 18 years old to book an appointment.
Some people already have or are almost done with their vaccination.
- People who have a physical impairment and receive support according to LSS.
- People who have a decision on receiving compensation for personal assistance.
- People who may struggle to follow the advice against Covid-19. For example, if you are homeless. Contact Skåne’s city mission in Malmö, Helsingborg or Kristianstad.
Do you take drugs and regularly change your syringes at a special clinic? If so, then you can be vaccinated there.
- People who have received a bone marrow or organ transplant. Are you at least 18 years old and living with someone who has had a transplant? Then you can also get vaccinated.
- People who are receiving dialysis treatment. You can also make an appointment if you are at least 18 years old and live with someone who is receiving dialysis treatment.
- People who live in a nursing home.
- People who receive home care and help care for others. You can also book an appointment if you live with someone who receives home care.
You can read here how to make an appointment if you are 30 years or older: Make an appointment for vaccination against Covid-19
Are you younger than 30? Then you should contact your health center.
If you have previously been offered a vaccine
Have you been offered a vaccine, but have not yet been vaccinated?
Here you can read about how to book an appointment: Make an appointment for vaccination against Covid-19
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 are taking blood-thinning medication
Are you taking any blood-thinning medication? You may need to take your medicine at another time than usual when you have the vaccination. You will then reduce the risk of bleeding problems.
If you are taking the medicines: Eliquis, Xarelto, Pradaxa or Lixiana
- If you only take one tablet every day: Take the tablet two hours after you have been vaccinated.
- If you normally take one tablet in the morning and one tablet in the evening: Don’t take the tablet in the morning of the day you are going to be vaccinated.
If you are taking the medicines: Trombyl, Acetylsalicylsyra, Clopidogrel, Efient, Brilique, Dipyridamol or Diprasorin
- Take your tablets as usual.
If you are taking the medicines: Heparin, Fragmin, Innohep or Klexane
- If you take the medicine in the morning: Take the medicine two hours after you have been vaccinated instead.
- If you take the medicine in the evening: Take the medicine just as you would normally.
If you are taking the medicines: Waran or Warfarin
You can be vaccinated if your latest PK-INR value was less than 3. The PK-INR value measures the blood’s ability to coagulate.
If you are taking other medication
Are you taking any other blood-thinning medication? Or several of the medicines mentioned above? Ask the doctor who prescribed the medicine for advice before getting vaccinated.
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.
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.