Finally, vaccination is here! For those who are interested in getting the vaccine or learning more about how the programme is planned in Skåne, here is some information compiled from official sources (Region Skåne, 1177 and Folkhälsomyndigheten). Please note this text will be updated as and when authorities release more information.
Update (11 January) - Region Skåne begins vaccinating healthcare staff on Monday, 11 January. Emergency medical care is given priority. Read more here.
Vaccination is free and voluntary in Sweden. You can find all the source links at the end of this article.
The first order of priority for vaccination by Folkhälsomyndigheten:
The Swedish Public Health Agency has recommended that people are vaccinated in the following order: 1. People who live in special housing for the elderly or have home care. 2. Staff in elderly care, health and medical care and other care staff who work close to people as above. 3. Close household contacts to people who have home care.
You can read about the recommended priorities by FHM here Swedish Public Health Agency's website.
Is there anyone who should not get vaccinated
As per information on the Region Skåne website, children and adolescents aged 17 or younger are not recommended to be vaccinated. If you are pregnant, a vaccine is not currently recommended either. This is because there are not yet enough studies where children or pregnant women have been vaccinated.
Should I get vaccinated even if I have had covid-19?
It is recommended that you get vaccinated even if you have had covid-19.
What is the schedule for vaccination in Skåne?
PHASE 1 IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2021
People who live in special accommodation for the elderly or have at-home care.
Staff in elderly care who work close to residents and care recipients.
Household contacts, ie adults who live with someone who has home care services in need of care.
PHASES 2 AND 3 IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2021
People who are 70 years or older.
Adults who receive support according to LSS or have personal assistance.
Other care and nursing staff who work closely with patients and care recipients with an increased risk of becoming seriously ill with covid-19.
People who are 18–69 years old and belong to a risk group. (The Swedish Public Health Agency is currently working on specifying these risk groups.)
PHASE 4 WHEN VACCINATION OF PRIORITY GROUPS IS COMPLETE
Residents in Skåne between the ages of 18-69 who do not belong to a risk group.
Where can I get vaccinated in Skåne?
The vaccination of the priority groups will mainly be managed via health centres, hospitals, municipalities and nursing homes.
How do I get an appointment for vaccination?
Currently, you cannot make an appointment for vaccination yourself. The priority groups in phase 1 receive vaccination where they live. Since the vaccination will be organised at regional levels, it is best to find information on Skane.se or 1177.se
It is not decided whether other groups will receive a summons with a time for vaccination or if you will be able to book an appointment yourself. This information will be updated with time.
Recommendations for vaccination against COVID-19 by Folkhälsomyndigheten
Folkhälsomyndigheten comprehensive guide on vaccinations against covid-19 .