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.
You can book your vaccination in one of three ways:
- Using the Always Open app. You must have a Swedish mobile phone contract and a Swedish personal identity number to use this service.
- Calling the telephone booking service at 08–428 429 20. Telephone hours are 08:00-19:00 every day and you must have a Swedish personal identity number to use this service.
- If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number, you cannot book through the telephone service. Contact your local health centre instead.
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.
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.
COVID certificates for Ukrainian citizens
If you already have a Ukrainian COVID certificate in the Diia app, it will apply in all EU countries. If you do not have a COVID certificate, you can get one by getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in Sweden. You can get a certificate as soon as you have had the first dose, but most countries require at least two doses before you can enter the country.
It is important that you find out the requirements for your travel destination.
No Swedish personal ID number or co-ordination number?
If you were vaccinated in Stockholm, you can call +46 8 123 365 78. Staff there will help you get a COVID certificate, which is issued by the Swedish eHealth Agency.