Who is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine in Sweden now?

Who is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine in Sweden now?
Who can get vaccinated in which Swedish region right now? Here's the full list. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
UPDATED: Here is the latest information on who is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, and how to book it, in each of Sweden's 21 regions.

To find out exactly what applies to you, we also recommend checking on the website of your region on 1177.se (find links below). All information in this article was correct to the best of our knowledge as of June 14th.

Please note that people in many regions have experienced difficulties booking both via phone lines and via 1177.se or apps. High demand might mean phone lines are busy with long waiting times, or that online booking options crash. If that happens to you, the best advice is to keep trying, especially in the morning when new times are often released – several readers have reported successfully booking their appointment after multiple tries.

Blekinge

Who can get the vaccination?

Everyone aged over 40 (or born in 1981 or earlier) can book a time for vaccination, as well as adults aged 40-59 who are in a Covid-19 risk group. People covered by Phase 1-3 but have not yet been vaccinated can also book, but should call their doctor’s office directly. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How do I book?

Go to 1177.se/blekinge, click “Boka tid för vaccination i Blekinge” and choose a slot at a doctor’s office, the same one where you are registered if possible. You should not need BankID in order to book, and if you have difficulties you should ring your doctor’s office directly.

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Dalarna

Who can get the vaccination?

Everyone aged over 30 (or who were born in 1991 and have not yet had their birthday), members of Covid-19 risk groups aged 18-59, and some healthcare workers are eligible for vaccination, as well as people covered in Phase 1-3. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

You can book by logging in at 1177.se and booking a time for vaccination at your doctor’s office. You should not need BankID. If you need help, contact the region on 010-249 92 88.

Gotland

Who can get the vaccination?

People who are aged over 44 or were born in 1977 or earlier are eligible for vaccination, as well as people over the age of 18 in a Covid-19 risk group earlier. Booking is also open for people in Phases 1-3 who have not yet been vaccinated. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

If you belong to one of the groups outlined above, you book your vaccination by calling 0498-26 98 00 or using the Swedish healthcare app Alltid Öppet.

Gävleborg

Who can get the vaccination?

People aged over 40 (this includes people born in 1981 who have not yet had their birthday this year) are eligible for the vaccine, as well as people aged 18-59 who are in a Covid-19 risk group, some healthcare workers, and people covered in Phase 1-3 who have not yet been vaccinated. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

If you belong to one of those groups, you book your time through the booking page on 1177.se. If you don’t have BankID or another digital ID, you need to ring 026-15 03 00.

Halland

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone born in 1982 or earlier can book a time for vaccination, as well as people aged 18-59 who belong to a Covid-19 risk group, and people covered by Phase 1-3. This is expected to be extended to anyone born in 1985 or earlier from June 15th, and to anyone born 1987 or earlier from June 17th. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

If you belong to the group above, you can book a time at any doctor’s office or vaccine centre via 1177.se/Halland. If you can’t book that way, for example if you do not have a digital ID, you can call 010-476 19 35 (weekdays 8-5pm and Saturdays 9-3pm) or call your doctor’s office directly.

Jämtland

Who can get the vaccination?

The vaccine is available in Jämtland for anyone aged over 40 or who will have their 40th birthday in 2021, anyone aged 18-59 in a Covid-19 risk group, as well as people covered by Phases 1-3 and people who work in healthcare roles with close patient contact. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

You can book via 1177.se or by calling 063-14 22 50. If you work in healthcare and are eligible, you’ll need to provide a certificate from your boss, which you can find here.

Jönköping

Who can get the vaccination?

The vaccine is available in Jönköping for people born in 1981 or earlier, adults aged 18-59 who belong to a Covid-19 risk group, some healthcare staff, and people covered in Phases 1-3 who have not yet been vaccinated. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

People who are eligible for the vaccination can book via 1177.se, or directly via the doctor’s offices offering vaccinations, which you can find here. You do not need a digital ID to do this, but if you can’t book online you should ring the doctor’s office directly.

People aged under 65 will not be contacted by letter, and instead the region is hoping to reach them via social media and other methods of communication.

Kalmar

Who can get the vaccination?

The vaccine is available in Kalmar to anyone aged over 40 (or born in 1981), people aged 18-59 who belong to a Covid-19 risk group, and people covered by Phases 1-3. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

You book your appointment via 1177.se or by calling your local doctor’s office directly. You do not need digital ID to book online, but you do need a Swedish personnummer. Find English-language instructions here.

If you do not have a personnummer, the region advises calling your doctor’s office directly by phone.

Kronoberg

Who can get the vaccination?

Vaccination is open in Kronoberg to anyone aged 50 or over (or born in 1971, even if you have not yet had your birthday this year), people aged over 18 who belong to a Covid-19 risk group, and people covered by Phases 1-3 who have not yet been vaccinated. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

If you belong to one of the above groups and haven’t been contacted about your vaccination (people in a risk group should receive a letter from their doctor’s office), you should log in to 1177.se using BankID and book a vaccination, or ring your doctor’s office directly. You can find details of doctor’s offices and centres offering vaccinations, and their contact information, from 1177.se.

Norrbotten

Who can get the vaccination?

Vaccination is open in Norrbotten for all adults aged over 18. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

To book, either log in via 1177.se and book a time at a doctor’s office or vaccination centre, or if you don’t have digital ID or for another reason can’t do this, call 010-452 63 03 on weekdays between 9-4pm. If you call, you will be put in a queue and called back, which may take several days due to the high call volume.

Skåne

Who can get the vaccination?

Vaccination in Skåne is open to people aged 40 or older (including those born in 1981), people in a Covid-19 risk group, and people covered by Phases 1-3 who have not yet been vaccinated. This is expected to be extended to people aged 35-39 from the evening of June 15th. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 15th.

How to book:

You may be contacted by your doctor’s office, or you can log in via 1177.se and book a time at your doctor’s office, which requires a digital ID, or over the phone by calling your doctor’s office directly.

If you are aged 40 or older there is also a chance to register to receive a “leftover” dose from a hospital, for example any extras from a batch used during vaccination of higher priority groups. You can find information about registering on 1177.se.

Stockholm

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone aged over 40 (or born in 1981, even if you have not yet had your birthday) is currently eligible for the vaccination, as well as adults belonging to a Covid-19 risk group and people covered by Phases 1-3 who have not yet been vaccinated. This is expected to be extended to people aged over 30 later in June or July, and to all adults aged over 18 from late June. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

If you are eligible for the vaccine, you can book a slot by logging into 1177.se using BankID, by using the app Alltid Öppet, or by contacting your doctor’s office directly. Some groups, for example people in risk groups, will be called for their vaccination directly.

There is also a phone booking system, with information available in English and more languages. You can reach the English-language line by calling 08–428 429 20 on weekdays between 8am – 7pm, and find information about other language services from 1177.

Find out exactly what applies to you by checking with 1177 which has information for each age and risk group.

Sörmland

Who can get the vaccination?

Sörmland is offering the Covid-19 vaccine to people born in 1986 or earlier, adults aged over 18 in a Covid-19 risk group, as well as people covered in Phases 1-3 who have not yet received their vaccine. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14h.

How to book:

You can book by logging into 1177.se, which requires a digital ID, and it’s also possible to book by calling 016-10 40 44 on weekdays between 8-5pm if you cannot book online.

Some doctor’s offices also have their own booking processes and you can book the vaccine with them directly; find out more from 1177.

Uppsala

Who can get the vaccination?

Vaccination is open in Uppsala for people aged 37 or older, people aged 18-49 who are in a Covid-19 risk group, and people covered by Phases 1-3 who have not yet had their vaccination. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

If you are aged over 50 or in a risk group, you should have received a letter with instructions which will either include a time slot for a vaccination (with instructions on how to change it if you need to) or instructions on how to book a time yourself.

People aged under 50 will receive a message via 1177.se when booking is open to your age group. You can adjust your settings to get an email or text notification when this happens by following the instructions on 1177.se. If you’re not registered to receive messages from 1177 you need to keep an eye on the website yourself and book when it is your turn.

People in a risk group who have not been invited to vaccination should call 018-617 35 00 to book an appointment.

If you have questions, you can also call 018-617 45 40 on weekdays between 8-4pm.

Värmland

Who can get the vaccination?

Vaccination is currently open in Värmland to people aged over 40 (or born in 1981), people aged 18-59 in a Covid-19 risk group, and people covered by Phases 1-3. Some healthcare staff are also eligible. This is expected to be extended to a new age group each week: first people aged over 35 from June 21st, then over 30 the following week, then over 25, then all adults aged over 18. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

You can book online by logging in to 1177.se, which requires a digital ID.

If you don’t have a BankID or otherwise need help booking (for example if you have had a severe allergic reaction before and need a medical assessment), you can call the booking phoneline on weekdays at 010-831 80 70 on weekdays between 8-4pm.

If you are aged under 40 but are eligible for the vaccine due to being in a risk group, you need to use the phoneline.

Västerbotten

Who can get the vaccination?

Vaccination is open to people born in 1976 or earlier, as well as people aged over 18 and in a Covid-19 risk group, and people covered by Phases 1 or 2. The region has also opened up vaccination to people who will study abroad at university in autumn and need a vaccination certificate before the term begins. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

You can book by logging into 1177.se, which requires BankID, or by contacting a doctor’s office. It does not need to be the doctor’s office you are registered at, and you can find contact details for doctors in the region here.

Västernorrland

Who can get the vaccination?

The vaccination is available to people aged over 35, people aged 18-59 and in a Covid-19 risk group, and people covered by Phases 1 or 2. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

In Västernorrland you book a slot directly with the doctor’s office. BankID is not required, but you do need a personnummer to book online, and you can book a slot at any doctor’s office in the region; contact details are available from 1177. If you cannot book online, you can call 0611-804 00 for assistance, which is open on weekdays from 8-4pm and weekends from 10-4pm. Transplant recipients, people on dialysis and people they live with should be contacted directly about receiving their vaccine.

Västmanland

Who can get the vaccination?

The vaccination is available to people aged over 43 (or born in 1978, even if you have not yet had your birthday this year), people aged over 18 who belong to a Covid-19 risk group, some healthcare staff and people covered in Phases 1-3 who have not yet been vaccinated. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

If you are eligible for the vaccine, you can either book a slot by logging on to 1177.se and booking at a health centre, which requires a digital ID, or by calling 021-481 87 00 on weekdays between 9-5pm. You can also view the centres offering vaccines and see when slots are available here.

Some age groups can also sign up to a ‘reserve list’ to be vaccinated at short notice dependent on availability, which you do via 1177.se.

Västra Götaland

Who can get the vaccination?

Vaccination is open to people aged over 45 or born in 1976, even if you have not yet had your 45th birthday, as well as people covered in Phases 1-3 who have not yet been vaccinated, including all adults in a risk group. This is expected to be extended to people aged over 35 from late June. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

The region advises people who are eligible to book directly at your doctor’s office, preferably via 1177.se, which has contact details for doctor’s offices. You can also call your doctor directly. 

Örebro

Who can get the vaccination?

Vaccination is open to people born in 1981 or earlier, and people aged 18-59 who belong to a Covid-19 risk group, as well as people covered in Phases 1-3 who have not yet been vaccinated. This is currently expected to be extended to people born in 1986 or earlier starting from the week beginning June 21st, then to people born in 1991 from the following week, and to people born in 1996 or earlier the week after that. This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

Some healthcare staff are also eligible if they have regular close contact with patients.

How to book:

You can use the region’s digital booking system which does not require a digital ID.

People in another eligible group or who cannot use the digital booking system can call 019-602 80 00 on weekdays between 7.30-4.45pm.

Östergötland

Who can get the vaccination?

People born in 1976 or earlier are currently eligible for the vaccine, people aged 18-59 who belong to a Covid-19 risk group, as well as people covered in Phases 1 or 2. The region currently expects to have offered the vaccine to all eligible adults by the end of June 2021 This was correct to the best of our knowledge on June 14th.

How to book:

At the moment, people who are eligible should have been contacted by letter with instructions on how to book, or via your ‘digital mailbox’ on 1177.se.

It is possible to book online or via the telephone without needing a digital ID. The region says, “When it is your turn you will get all the information on how you book your time and how it works”.

People without a Swedish personnummer may need to ring their local doctor’s office rather than book online.

Do you have a question about Covid-19 vaccination in Sweden that isn’t answered here, or do you want to share your experience of booking a time? You can contact our editorial team at [email protected] using the subject line ‘Covid-19 vaccine’.


Member comments

  1. The age requirements aren’t quite accurate in the article. In Stockholm, for example, the cutoff for eligibility is being born in 1971 not being 50 years old. It’s a small distinction but that’s 7 months of people born in 1971 who might miss the chance to book an appointment.

  2. … I so would like to know what my doctor’s office is. I only know this 1177.se whose website is a crap to be fair.
    I keep getting kicked out, when I have managed to get in the only hint of a covid field was either the test (useless) or in “Other Services”. What? it should be one flashing page only for that! I will book a test for Clamydia then … just to do something

    1. Hi, you should be able to see which doctor’s office you are registered at by logging into 1177.se and checking My Pages (Mina Sidor). You can also use this page to sign up with a new doctor’s office.

      1. also, I wonder if 1177.se is exactly the same in each Region. Here in Skåne does not seem to have the Mina Sidor you mention, albeit I am so bad at searching that I might miss it big time.

      2. thanks, I called 1177 and was called back. I still do not understand who my doctor is, there is no such thing as a GP, but OK. They told me I cannot book by phone. So I tried in the Region Skåne page and found some centres that should administer the vaccine. Availability zero. But I learned to type my personnumer and get my BankID ready like a Colt in a cowboy duel …

  3. Very nice that we can now book a vaccination slot on the alltid öppet app…. would be super awesome if the team owning this app would rethink the UI for this… The app lists the vaccination centres in your area, however when one shows a date of presumed next available time, it’s not the truth… select the centre from the list and you are usually presented with no times available, and the buttons to change dates are greyed out and inoperable.
    Toggling back and forth between the page before the list, and the list of centres will generate different results on what centres have alleged times.
    One friend told me the best time to try is just after midnight. I wonder why (she says sarcastically).
    And whilst I’m into the gripe mode… I want to point out that Stockholm Län stretches much farther north than Kista!!! Why in the heck do I have to travel down the E4 to get vaccinated??

    Honestly – to coin a classic English phrase… ‘couldn’t organise a booze-up in a brewery!’

  4. It is amazing to me, in the USA, how far behind Sweden is in implementing shots. My daughter, who teaches maths in a school in Uppsala, had to take over classes because a teacher left from Covid. The classrooms are not ventilated, and students are getting sick, and now she has Covid, so she is out. There are virtually no teachers to work! They have dismissed the entire 8th grade! What are they thinking, the school administration, the government, no vaccines for teachers. So now, there are no teachers..

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