Who will be vaccinated when?

Vaccination against Covid-19 is free of charge for everyone. Those more vulnerable will be offered vaccination before others.
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Who will be vaccinated when?

People who have the greatest need for protection against Covid-19 will be offered vaccination first.

Phase 1: The first group to be offered vaccination will be those living in nursing homes or receiving home care, members of the same household and staff who work with them.

Phase 2: Next, vaccination will be offered to those 65 years old and above. This includes adults receiving LSS interventions or assistance allowance, healthcare and care service personnel, people who have undergone bone marrow or other organ transplantation and people undergoing dialysis treatment.

Phase 3: In the third phase, others who have an increased risk of severe Covid-19 will be offered vaccination as well as people who have difficulties following advice on infection control measures, such as individuals with dementia, or cognitive or mental functional impairment. This also applies to people who live in socially vulnerable situations.

Diseases or conditions involving an increased risk of serious Covid-19:

  • chronic cardiovascular disease, including stroke and hypertension
  • chronic lung disease such as COPD as well as severe and unstable asthma
  • other conditions leading to impaired lung function or weakened cough strength and secretion stagnation (for example, extreme obesity, neuromuscular disorders or multiple disabilities)
  • chronic liver or kidney failure
  • type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • severely impaired immune system due to illness or treatment
  • Down's syndrome.

Phase 4: Finally, those not included in any of the previous phases will be offered vaccination.

Adolescents aged 16 and 17 will be offered vaccination against Covid-19. The vaccinations will be started when 18-year olds and over have been offered vaccination in phase 4. Start date is expected to be sometime in August.

Children and adolescents

Adolescents aged 16 and 17 will now be offered vaccination against Covid-19. The vaccinations will be started when 18-year olds and over have been offered vaccination in phase 4.

Children and adolescents under 16 years of age are not normally recommended to get vaccinated against Covid-19. It is recommended that contact be made with the treating doctor in the case of a child or adolescent who has an underlying disease. The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that children with certain medical conditions should be vaccinated from the age of 12.

Pregnant women

Pregnant women can be offered the vaccine against Covid-19 in phase 4, in the same age order as other individuals. 

The mRNA vaccines being used today on people under the age of 65 are approved to be given to pregnant women. For pregnant women without underlying illnesses, vaccination is recommended after the 12th week of pregnancy.

Pregnant women in at-risk groups can be vaccinated against covid-19 with the MRNA vaccine in phase 3. This applies when the woman has one of the following conditions or diseases which can lead to a higher risk of being seriously ill with covid-19.

When is it my turn?

Depending on which group you belong to according to the list above, you will be offered a vaccine when it is available. Different regions may have different approaches to how they invite vaccination and it may differ when different groups are vaccinated. To find out which group is currently being vaccinated, check 1177 Vårdguiden and choose your region. Or follow Covid-19 news from the regions.