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 16 or older, or who will turn 16 this year, 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.
When can I get vaccinated in Uppsala County?
All adults in Uppsala County will receive a message on 1177.se when it is time for them to book a vaccine appointment. The eldest will be notified first.
Everyone aged 18 or older who wants to be vaccinated is expected to have received their first dose by the middle of August.
You can always book a vaccine appointment if you are older than the group currently being offered vaccination.
Vaccination of people born 2005 or earlier
If you are 17 years old but soon will turn 18, or if you were born in 2004 or 2005, you will receive a personal invitation for vaccination. A letter will be sent home to you with time and place of your vaccination. You will get an appoinment for both dose 1 and dose 2.
How do I make an appointment?
Currently you can book an appointment if you are 18 years old or older
If you are 18 years old or older you can book your own appointment by logging in to 1177.se (in Swedish). You can also book your appointment by phone, call +4618-617 35 00.
You will need two shots to get fully vaccinated. Book your second appointment approximately 5 weeks after your first.
At you vaccine appointment, you will be asked to fill out a health form. If you want to you can print it and fill it out in advance. The health form is available in English.
You will receive a message in Swedish on 1177.se when you can book your appointment
When it is your turn, you will be able to book your own appointment by logging in to 1177.se. You will receive a message when it is your turn to book the appointment. Booking will open in order of age, with the eldest going first.
If you have no Swedish personal identity number or are registered as a resident elsewhere
Do you live in Uppsala County and are 18 years old or older, but have no Swedish personal identity number or are registered as resident outside Uppsala County? You can phone 018-617 35 00 to make an appointment.
Cancellation or rearrangement
You can rearrange your appointment by clicking on the link to the venue for your appointment below and logging in. The information is in Swedish.
- Enköping: Kompassen
- Heby: Folkets hus
- Håbo: Bålsta, Centrumstråket
- Knivsta: CIK (Centrum för idrott och kultur)
- Tierp: Parts of the Möbeln building
- Uppsala: Fyrishov
- Uppsala: The market in Gottsunda centrum
- Uppsala: Curlinghallen in Stenhagen
- Uppsala: Rapsgatan 8
- Uppsala UKK
- Älvkarleby: Parts of Tallmon care home in Skutskär
- Östhammar: Solgården care home
- Östhammar: Gimo sports centre
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.
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. 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 or older, or who will turn 16 this year, is advised to get vaccinated. Children aged 12 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.