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UPDATED: How to book your Covid booster dose in each Swedish region

Here is the latest information on how to book your Covid-19 booster vaccine in each of Sweden's 21 regions.

a nurse prepares a covid-19 vaccine
Who can get their booster shot in Sweden right now? Here's the full list. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

To find out exactly what applies to you, we also recommend checking on the website of your region on 1177.se (find links below).

Please note that people in many regions experienced difficulties booking their first vaccines via phone lines and via 1177.se or apps, so it is possible that you may come across difficulties booking your booster.

You cannot book a vaccine appointment by calling 1177. 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 booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How do I book?

Go to this link, click “Till bokningssidan” and then click “Ja, det har gått rätt intervall sedan jag fick dos 2”. 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, but you do need a personnummer to book online. If you do not have a personnummer, or if you have difficulties, you should ring your doctor’s office directly to book a time. 

Dalarna

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 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. The region doesn’t give specific instructions for people without a personnummer, so if you have difficulties booking, use that phone number.

You can see a list of current available vaccination times here.

Gotland

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

If you’re eligible you can book your vaccination by calling 0498-26 98 00 (weekdays at 06.30am-3.30pm) or using the Swedish healthcare app Alltid Öppet (Always Open). If you don’t have a personnummer, use that phone number. You can also use the region’s drop-in centres.

Gävleborg

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

Book your time under “Tidbokning för vaccination” on the booking page on 1177.se. If you don’t have BankID or another digital ID, or don’t have a personnummer, you need to ring 026-15 03 00. You can also see a list of drop-in times under “Drop-in vaccination” on the page linked here.

Halland

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

The booking system will be available to you two months after you received dose two. When you log in, you will see available times from three months after you received your second dose.

You can book a time via Region Halland’s booking service. Log in with your digital ID.

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.

Drop in vaccinations are available at the locations listed here.

Jämtland

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

You can book via 1177.se (not by calling the 1177 phone line) or by calling 063-14 22 50. You can choose the health centre you want to go to, and book a time there. If you do not have a personnummer, use the phone number instead of the online option.

Jönköping

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

Everyone over 18 can book via 1177.se or the region’s health site, 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.

Drop-in vaccinations are available here.

Kalmar

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 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. You can call 0480-844 44 for help booking a time. Find English-language instructions here. If you have questions you can email [email protected].

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

Kronoberg

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

You can find details of doctor’s offices and centres offering vaccinations, and their contact information, from 1177.se. If you do not have a personnummer, or if you do not speak Swedish, you can call 0470-58 60 00 for help booking your appointment.

Norrbotten

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 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. 

Skåne

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

You can find health centres with available times on Region Skåne’s website

You can also book to be vaccinated at a hospital.

If you don’t have a personnummer or e-identification, you should call or visit a health centre to make an appointment for vaccination.

Stockholm

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

You should receive a text message stating when you can book your booster vaccination.

You can book a slot by using the app Alltid Öppet, or by calling the phone booking system (English: 08-428 429 20, open weekdays from 8am-7pm). 

Find information about other language services here. You need a Swedish personnummer to use this option. 

Drop-in services at health centres are available here.

If you do not have a Swedish personnummer, you can visit a drop-in vaccination bus to get your booster shot.

Sörmland

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

You can book by logging into 1177.se, which requires a digital ID, and choosing a health care centre here. It is also possible to book by calling 016-10 40 44 on weekdays between 8-4:30pm if you cannot book online, for example if you do not have a personnummer. You can find more information here

Drop-in services are also available.

Uppsala

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

You can book online via 1177.se, Länsvaccinationer or Vaccina.

If you have questions, you can also call 018-617 45 40 on weekdays between 8-4pm. If you do not have a personnummer, you can call 018-617 35 00 to get help booking your slot.

Värmland

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

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

Drop-in vaccinations are available here.

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

Västerbotten

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

You can book by logging into 1177.se, which requires BankID, attending a drop-in vaccination, or by contacting a doctor’s office directly. It does not need to be the doctor’s office you are registered at. See here for available vaccination appointments.

If you do not have a Swedish personnummer, you are advised to attend a drop-in service (under “Umeå – Central drop in vaccination Umeå”).

Västernorrland

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

In Västernorrland you can book a slot online or 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. You can also use the app, MittVaccin.

Be aware that vaccination services in Västernorrland are closed from December 27th-January 7th.

If you cannot book online, for example if you do not have a personnummer, you can call 0611-804 00 for assistance, which is open on weekdays from 8-4pm.

Västmanland

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

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, which is the option you should use if you do not have a personnummer. You can also view the centres offering vaccines and see when slots are available here.

Västra Götaland

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

From week eight (week commencing February 21st), Västra Götaland will offer a second booster dose (fourth overall dose) to over-80s, care home residents and recipients of at-home care, with a four month interval between the first and second booster (doses three and four, overall).

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

The region advises people to book via the region’s website. If you are unable to book a time online – if you do not have digital ID, for example – then you can call vaccination centres directly. A list of vaccination centres is available here.

On January 22nd, roughly 140 different vaccination centres in Västra Götaland are providing drop-in vaccination services between 10am-2pm. See a list of providers offering this service here.

Drop-in vaccinations on other dates are available here.

Örebro

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

You can use the region’s digital booking system which does not require a digital ID but you do need a personnummer

People who cannot use the digital booking system, for example those without a personnummer, can call 019-602 80 00 on weekdays between 7.30-3.45pm.

Östergötland

Who can get the booster vaccination?

Anyone over 18 who had their second dose of the vaccine at least three months ago can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on February 14th.

How to book:

You can book an appointment or attend a drop-in. If you are not registered as living in Östergötland you may want to contact the region directly.

If you need help booking an appointment, you can call 010-105 90 00. If you have general questions about the Covid-19 vaccine, you can call 010-105 99 77.

If you do not have a personnummer, you can call your nearest doctor’s office, or call the central booking office on 010-105 90 00. You may also be able to attend a drop-in service at a doctor’s office or vaccination centre. You must be able to provide some sort of proof showing when you received your first two doses of the vaccine.

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’.

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Covid face mask rule on flights in Europe set to be eased

Europe-wide facemask rules on flights are set to be ditched as early as next week in light of new recommendations from health and air safety experts.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) dropped recommendations for mandatory mask-wearing in airports and during flights in updated Covid-19 safety measures for travel issued on Wednesday, May 11th.

The new rules are expected to be rolled out from Monday, May 16th, but airlines may still continue to require the wearing of masks on some or all of flights. And the updated health safety measures still say that wearing a face mask remains one of the best ways to protect against the transmission of the virus.

The joint EASA/ECDC statement reminded travellers that masks may still be required on flights to destinations in certain countries that still require the wearing of masks on public transport and in transport hubs.

It also recommends that vulnerable passengers should continue to wear a face mask regardless of the rules, ideally an FFP2/N95/KN95 type mask which offers a higher level of protection than a standard surgical mask.

“From next week, face masks will no longer need to be mandatory in air travel in all cases, broadly aligning with the changing requirements of national authorities across Europe for public transport,” EASA executive director Patrick Ky said in the statement. 

“For passengers and air crews, this is a big step forward in the normalisation of air travel. Passengers should however behave responsibly and respect the choices of others around them. And a passenger who is coughing and sneezing should strongly consider wearing a face mask, for the reassurance of those seated nearby.”  

ECDC director Andrea Ammon added: “The development and continuous updates to the Aviation Health Safety Protocol in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have given travellers and aviation personnel better knowledge of the risks of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants. 

“While risks do remain, we have seen that non-pharmaceutical interventions and vaccines have allowed our lives to begin to return to normal. 

“While mandatory mask-wearing in all situations is no longer recommended, it is important to be mindful that together with physical distancing and good hand hygiene it is one of the best methods of reducing transmission. 

“The rules and requirements of departure and destination states should be respected and applied consistently, and travel operators should take care to inform passengers of any required measures in a timely manner.”

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