The Swedish phrases you need to book your Covid-19 vaccine

The Swedish phrases you need to book your Covid-19 vaccine
You should be able to get English-language information, but it's always helpful to know a few key words. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
In general, you should be able to speak English and access information in your own language when it comes to healthcare in Sweden, but just in case, here are some handy Swedish phrases for booking the vaccine.

Key words 

Vaccin – Vaccine

Dos – dose

Spruta – syringe

Restdos – Spare/leftover dose

Reservlista – Reserve list (to be informed when spare doses become available)

Biverkning – Side effect

Booking an appointment | Boka tid

Jag vill boka tid för vaccination mot covid-19 – I want to book an appointment for a Covid-19 vaccination

Vilket vaccin kommer jag få? – Which vaccine will I get?

Hur bokar jag min andra dos? – How do I book my second dose?

Jag är spruträdd – I am afraid of injections

Vilka biverkningar kan jag få av vaccinet? – Which side effects might I get from the vaccine?

Jag är högerhänt/vänsterhänt – I am right handed/left handed 

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Health declaration | Hälsodeklaration

When you arrive at your appointment (or when booking it beforehand), you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire. In most regions it should be possible to get this in languages other than Swedish, and you can find the Swedish Public Health Agency’s English translation online, but here are the main questions they will ask you:

Har du någon gång fått en kraftig reaktion efter vaccination, och behövt sjukhusvård? – Have you ever had a strong reaction after a vaccine and required hospital care?

Har du allergier som någon gång gett dig kraftiga reaktioner som du har behövt sjukhusvård för? – Do you have allergies that have ever given you a serious reaction for which you required hospital care?

Har du ökad blödningsbenägenhet p.g.a. sjukdom eller medicin? – Do you have an increased bleeding tendency due to an illness or medicine?

Är du gravid? – Are you pregnant?

Har du vaccinerat dig någon gång under de senaste 7 dagarna? – Have you received any other vaccine in the past 7 days?


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