Across Sweden, a total of 5,438,339 people have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as of July 8th, and 3,512,963 have received both doses. That’s 66.4 and 42.9 percent of the adult population (children are not currently eligible for the vaccine, but it will be offered to 16-18-year-olds after the summer).
But the rates vary significantly by region. The chart below shows the vaccination rate in each of the 21 regions, in reverse numerical order.
Kronoberg has vaccinated the smallest proportion of its adult population, followed by each of the three major city regions: Västra Götaland, Stockholm and Skåne. It is also notable that each of these have a low rate of the population fully vaccinated, whereas Kronoberg fares better in this regard.
The regions where the highest proportion of adults have received both vaccine doses are Kalmar (51.23 percent), Värmland (50.33 percent) and Västernorrland (48.56 percent).
The rate of vaccination also differs between age groups, with the oldest residents – who are typically most vulnerable to serious illness from Covid-19 – having been vaccinated first.
Several regions have opened up Covid-19 vaccination to all adults aged over 18, though the majority are still only making it available to older age groups. However, people aged over 18 who are also in a Covid-19 risk group are eligible for the vaccine in all of Sweden.
A higher proportion of women than men have been vaccinated in Sweden, which could be linked to the fact that on average, women have a slightly higher life expectancy so make up a greater share of the oldest age groups who were highest priority for vaccines.