CHARTS: How is Sweden’s vaccination programme going?

CHARTS: How is Sweden's vaccination programme going?
Just over 12% of the adult population have received their first dose. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
UPDATED: Here are the latest figures on how many people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Sweden, including breakdowns by dose and by region.

The chart below shows how many vaccines have been given in Sweden, as well as a breakdown by first and second dose. All vaccines currently being used in Sweden require two doses.

The agency reported that as of April 15th, 1,603,903 people had received at least one dose of the vaccine, of which 638,556 were fully vaccinated, according to reports from regions. That is equivalent to 19.6 and 7.7 percent of the adult population respectively.

The charts on this page are based on Public Health Agency weekly data gathered from the National Vaccination Register, which is currently only available for complete weeks. This means vaccinations carried out during the current week are not included.

According to the Public Health Agency, some data is updated only weekly and there may be a delay in reporting, so the true numbers of vaccinations given and people vaccinated is slightly higher. This also means that the data for completed weeks may change in the future as vaccinations are reported and back-dated.

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Below you can see how these figures translate into a percentage of the adult population.

Population count is based on the Swedish Population Register, so includes everyone who is registered as living in Sweden and over the age of 18.

It is not the goal to vaccinate 100 percent of the total population, because the vaccine is not currently recommended for children. Many people without a personnummer, and not included in the population register, will also be vaccinated in Sweden.

 
In the chart below, you can see how that compares to several other countries in Europe (we have compared with the eight other countries covered by The Local, but the graph is interactive so you can add others), using Our World in Data’s datasets.
 
Please note that the data here will vary based on countries’ reporting systems, and the figures here are calculated based on total population and not just adults, so will be lower than the figures used by the Public Health Agency. According to Our World in Data, Sweden is behind all of these European neighbours in the vaccine rollout.
 
In the bar chart below, we have created a regional breakdown for Sweden’s vaccination programme. Here we have included the figures for first and second doses as well as the proportion of the adult population to have received each dose.
 
The percentages of the adult population who had received at least one dose varied between 13.15 percent (Stockholm) to 26.71 percent (Gotland), but these figures may not be directly comparable due to differences in how and when regions report to the national register. The percentages who have been fully vaccinated ranged between 5.69 percent (Stockholm) to 11.16 percent (Gävleborg).


Member comments

  1. Since the beginning of the vaccination campaign with the AstraZeneca vaccine, 15 cases of deep vein thrombosis, 22 pulmonary embolisms and around 30 cases of thrombocytopenia have been detected in Europe and the United Kingdom, out of about 20 million people vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine – the risk of thrombosis following the AstraZeneca vaccine is practically zero, especially since no causal link has been established between the vaccine and the thromboses. On the other hand, thrombosis and other blood clot problems caused by Covid-19 itself are legion.

  2. At the she of 75 You have a 1 in 10 chance of dying if you get infectef with Covid19. So why have they stopped vaccination with Astra Zeneca due to blood clots that are seen in younger women and with a lower risk than clots from birth control pills ? Why not save lives of older men snd women by continuing vaccination and rather stop it for younger women while they sort out what to do ? Sweden has really not done well in this pandemic due to relying on its bureaucracy. – this is just too absurd,

    1. Since the beginning of the vaccination campaign with the AstraZeneca vaccine, 15 cases of deep vein thrombosis, 22 pulmonary embolisms and around 30 cases of thrombocytopenia have been detected in Europe and the United Kingdom, out of about 20 million people vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine – the risk of thrombosis following the AstraZeneca vaccine is practically zero, especially since no causal link has been established between the vaccine and the thromboses. On the other hand, thrombosis and other blood clot problems caused by Covid-19 itself are legion.

  3. I don’t have a high opinion about Swedish Healthcare anyway. Don’t put the blame on the EU. In many countries they also have checkups in order to avoid and prevent Colon Cancer, not in Sweden! Many lives have and are being saved but here in Sweden. They don’t do it and they think it is not necessary.

  4. Well it is not at all the mistake of the EU, it is how they deal here in Sweden with it, in Holland, Austria and Germany people over 80s are vaccinated, things are going much better and much more organised than here in Sweden. It is the way how they plan and organise here which is very bad! Now they are saying that measures will be more strict due to mutations but in other countries they have started much earlier with restrictions in order to prevent but preventing is something they really don’t do here in Sweden. All over Europe they saw the mutation and did prevention but not here in Sweden. The same with the vaccinations, it is not ht EU but Sweden, each country by itself organises the vaccinations. In many countries they have vacc. people over 80 but not in Sweden, at least not in Skane

  5. It’s unbelievably slow here. If we were in UK we would be far better off right now. I actually think we should be getting information on how we can get a vaccination FULL STOP.. not just for people without person numbers.. In the risk groups 2nd stage they haven’t even started. Back home all my family have been vaccinated and they had a letter to tell them where to go and what time etc. Nothing here. I’m not even sure how I will know when our time comes. Seems like my family won’t be vaccinated until July or August at this rate! Common Sweden….get your act together and demand what we paid for from Europe! Having said that, many poor countries will be left on the shelf with ZERO vaccine. More countries should be making the vaccine for their own populations not siting around waiting for UK and Germany etc to deliver slow vaccine causing more lives to be lost! I don’t understand why each country isn’t sharing the recipe’s and making their own!

  6. It is so depressing with the whole attitude to Covid here. Why is more not being said to criticise the EU procurement. Surely someone should stand up and take responsibility? Oh no, of course they won’t this is the EU.

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