Vaccination against Covid-19

We are vaccination against Covid-19 in phase 4 in Stockholm, Skåne and Västra Götaland. We have compiled the latest information here.

We will vaccinate against Covid-19 based on the guidelines and order of priority established in the respective region.

We will regularly update the information on this page regarding vaccination for Stockholm, Skåne, Västra Götaland and Sörmland. You can find your nearest Helsa healthcare centre at

Region-specific information:

Vaccination against Covid-19 in Stockholm
People who are born 2005 or earlier are being vaccinated and you can book a time via the app Alltid öppet. At our health care center we are vaccinating certain groups with dose 3. Call your health care center to book a time.
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Västra Götaland
Vaccination against covid-19 in Västra Götaland
We are currently vaccinating people who are born 2005 or earlier in phase 4. Book a time here on our webpage or via our app. We offer both appointments and a drop-in service.
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Vaccination against Covid-19 in Skåne
On October 31, our contract to vaccinate against covid-19 ended. From 1 November, you must contact your healthcare centre.
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Vaccination against Covid-19 in Nyköping
People who belong to phase 4 are currently being vaccinated.
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Covid-19 vaccines and their levels of protection

There are currently two approved vaccines available in Sweden.

  • Pfizer/BioNTech: protective effect of 95% after 2 doses, taken 4-7 weeks apart depending on the region.
  • Moderna: protective effect of 94.5% after 2 doses, taken 4-7 weeks apart depending on the region.

Astra Zenacas vaccine will no longer be provided to any region in Sweden from first of September 2021. People over 65 who have not taken their first dose will be given either Pfizer/BioNTech's or Moderna's vaccine instead.

The vaccine is given as an injection in the upper arm, and maximum protective effect is achieved 1 week after the last dose. Redness and local tenderness at the site of the injection are normal. Headaches and muscle and joint pain can also occur. More information about the coronavirus vaccine can be found on the Swedish Medical Products Agency's website läkemedelsverkets website (Swedish).

Why should I get vaccinated against Covid-19?
Our infection specialist, Annette Alaeus, answers frequently asked questions about the vaccine and tells us more about side effects.
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Who can get vaccinated?

The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that groups with the greatest need for protection should be given priority in different phases.

Phase 1

  • People living in care homes for the elderly or receiving home help services under the Social Services Act.
  • Staff who work closely with the people noted above.
  • Adults living with someone belonging to the above risk group.

Phase 2

  • People who are 65 years or older.
  • People who have undergone an organ or bone marrow transplant and their household contacts.
  • People with dialysis treatment and their household contacts.
  • Adults covered by the Act concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments. This also applies to adults who get a carer or personal assistant allowance.
  • Healthcare staff who work closely with patients and those who receive care.

Phase 3

  • People who are 60–64 with an illness or condition that puts them at increased risk of severe Covid-19 (see below).
  • People who are 60–64.
  • People who are 18–59, including those who are pregnant, with an illness or condition that puts them at increased risk of severe Covid-19 (see below) and those who are pregnant and older than 35 or with a BMI over 30.
  • People with a condition that makes it difficult for them to follow infection control recommendations. Examples include people with dementia, people with cognitive or psychological disabilities, or people living in socially vulnerable conditions.

Diseases or conditions that increase the risk of severe Covid-19:

  • chronic cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, high blood pressure or hypertension
  • chronic lung conditions such as COPD or severe or unstable asthma
  • a condition leading to reduced lung capacity, impaired cough reflex or mucus secretion such as severe obesity, neuromuscular disease or multiple disabilities
  • chronic liver or kidney failure
  • type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • a condition leading to a severely impaired immune system as a result of illness or treatment
  • Down’s syndrome.

Phase 4

  • Other adults age 18–59.

People under 18:

How much does it cost to get vaccinated?

It is free of charge to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Keep in mind

Due to current recommendations, vaccination is not recommended for those who:

  • have been vaccinated against another disease in the last seven days
  • are hypersensitive or previously had an anaphylactic reaction. If that is the case, we can refer you to a special clinic with enhanced preparedness for your vaccination.

The vaccines that are currently approved in Sweden are given in two doses.

Where you can get vaccinated

FAQ about Covid-19 vaccination

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About the vaccine

After the vaccination

Side effects

Levels of protection

About the vaccine

After the vaccination

Side effects

Levels of protection

We reserve the right to make any changes based on the recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden.