Your regional healthcare authority is responsible. Choose a region at the top of the page for more information about what applies where you currently are.
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 16 or older, or who will turn 16 this year, is being 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
You can book an appointment if you are 16 years or older. You can also book an appointment if you turn 16 this year.
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 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.
Some people who have a severely compromised immune system may need an extra dose of the vaccine. Your doctor will decide whether you need it.
You cannot choose which brand of vaccine you receive.
You have the right to receive information from the healthcare staff when getting the vaccine. 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.
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.
Many pregnant individuals around the world have been vaccinated against COVID-19. It will not cause harm to the unborn baby.
Talk to your midwife if you have any questions.
Children and vaccination
Everyone who is aged 16 and older, or who will turn 16 this year, is being offered vaccination. Children aged 12 and older can also 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
There is a slight risk that you will get the disease even if you are vaccinated.
It is not known how long the protection given by the vaccine lasts.