Collective information about COVID-19

Vaccination against COVID-19

Vaccination mot covid-19 - engelska

COVID-19 is an infectious disease that spreads easily. Vaccination is the best way of avoiding serious illness or death due to the disease.

You will receive the vaccine as a needle jab in your arm.
You will receive the vaccine as a needle jab in your arm.

Your regional healthcare authority is responsible for vaccination. 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.

Du kan läsa texten på svenska här.

How do I get vaccinated?

There is a longer text on how many doses of vaccine different people can receive. The text is in Swedish.

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.

Västra Götaland

Vaccination against Covid-19 in Västra Götaland

Book an appointment for vaccination


Telephone helpline with an interpreter

The Västra Götaland Region has set up a telephone helpline to provide information about Covid-19 vaccination. It is the same information that is available at The service is available in Arabic, Persian, and Somali. However, the helpline staff will not be able to help you book a vaccination appointment or answer any medical questions.
Telephone: 010-473 94 30. Opening hours: 7am – 4pm
Arabic: 011-473 00 22
Persian: 011-473 00 23
Somali: 011-473 00 24

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.

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.

Read more about pregnancy and COVID-19.

More content in English


You can read the content of that is available in English here. Choose a region at the top of the page to find out what applies to you.

1177 in other languages

Here is a list of other languages that the material is available in. The page is available in English.

To the top of the page