EXPLAINED: How to book your Covid-19 vaccine in each Swedish region

EXPLAINED: How to book your Covid-19 vaccine in each Swedish region
Who can get vaccinated in Sweden right now? Here's the full list. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
UPDATED: Everyone over the age of 16 can now get a vaccine. Here is the latest information on how to book your Covid-19 vaccine 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 August 10th.

Please note that people in many regions have experienced difficulties booking both via phone lines and via 1177.se or apps. 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.

Children from the age of 12 with a chronic illness or condition may also be able to get the vaccine via their doctor.

Blekinge

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

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, but you do need a personnummer to book online. If you do not, or if you have difficulties, you should ring your doctor’s office directly to book a time. 

Dalarna

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

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.

Gotland

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

How to book:

If you’re eligible you can book your vaccination by calling 0498-26 98 00 (weekdays at 06.30–15.30) or using the Swedish healthcare app Alltid Öppet (Always Open). The region doesn’t give specific instructions for people without a personnummer, so if you have difficulties booking, use that phone number.

Everyone under the age of 18 should book via telephone.

Gävleborg

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th.

How to book:

Book your time through 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.

Halland

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

How to book:

Everyone who is 16-17 years old should receive a letter from Region Halland about how to book vaccination time. The letter also contains a consent form that must be signed by a parent or guardian. You can read more here (in Swedish). 

Everyone over 18 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 or do not have a personnummer, 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?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

How to book:

You can book via 1177.se (not by calling the 1177 phoneline) 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 vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

How to book:

Those who are under 18 years of age need a parent or guardian to come with you to the appointment or sign a consent form, which you should receive by post. If you can’t get adult consent then an assessment can be made by the care staff if you are allowed to make a decision about vaccination.

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.

Kalmar

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

How to book:

Those who are under 18 years of age need a parent or guardian to sign a consent form, which you can download online here. If you can’t get adult consent then an assessment can be made by the care staff if you are allowed to make a decision about vaccination.

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

Kronoberg

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

How to book:

Those who are under 18 years of age need a parent or guardian to sign a consent form, which you should receive by post, or you can download here

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 vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

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?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

How to book:

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

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

Stockholm

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

How to book:

A letter will be sent to people born between 2005 and 2003 who’ll need need a parent or guardian to sign consent form, which can also be downloaded here (in Swedish). 

You can book a slot by logging into 1177.se using BankID, or by using the app Alltid Öppet, or by contacting your doctor’s office directly. 

There is also a phone booking system, with information available in English and other 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 here. You should use this option if you do not have a personnummer, or contact your doctor’s office.

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

Sörmland

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

How to book:

Those who are under 18 years of age need a parent or guardian to sign a consent form, which should be sent to your home, and can downloaded online here.

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, for example if you do not have a personnummer. You can find more information here

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?

All adults (people aged over 18) can book a time for a Covid-19 vaccination.

People aged 16-17 will get a letter when it’s time for them to get their vaccine.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th.

How to book:

You can book online via 1177.se, which shows you available appointments in the region.

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 vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

How to book:

Those who are under 18 years of age need a parent or guardian to sign a consent form, which can be accessed before booking. If you can’t get adult consent then an assessment can be made by the care staff if you are allowed to make a decision about vaccination.

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

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 on weekdays between 8-4pm.

Västerbotten

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

How to book:

You can book by logging into 1177.se, which requires BankID, or by contacting a doctor’s office directly. 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.

If you’re under 18 and have difficulty understanding oral or written information, you’ll need a guardian present or to sign a consent form on your behalf. There’s more information here (in Swedish).

Västernorrland

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

How to book:

Those who are under 18 years of age need a parent or guardian to sign a consent form, which can be accessed here. If you can’t get adult consent then an assessment can be made by the care staff if you are allowed to make a decision about vaccination.

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, which will ask you to confirm parental consent if you’re under 18. 

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 and weekends from 10-4pm. 

Västmanland

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

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, 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.

If you’re under 18 the care staff at the vaccination clinic make an individual assessment of whether the person can decide by themselves or not. If you have difficulty understanding oral or written information, you’ll need a guardian present or to sign a consent form on your behalf, which you can access here

Västra Götaland

Who can get the vaccination?

All adults (people aged over 18) can now book a time for a Covid-19 vaccination.

People aged 16-17 will be able to book their vaccine from August 11th.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

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. 

A signed consent form will facilitate the vaccination process for those under 18. If a consent form is not submitted, an individual maturity assessment can be made at the vaccination clinic. The website says, “as a rule, young people can make their own decisions about vaccination”.

Örebro

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

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. Those born before 2003 can also get a drop-in vaccine. 

Those under 18 will be individually assessed to see if they can make a decision to consent to a vaccine or not. It is also possible to print a consent form with a guardians signature and bring it to the vaccination clinic. 

People who cannot use the digital booking system, for example if you do not have a personnummer, can call 019-602 80 00 on weekdays between 7.30-4.45pm.

Östergötland

Who can get the vaccination?

Anyone over the age of 16 (that is, born in 2005 or earlier) can book an appointment for vaccination.

This was correct to the best of our knowledge on August 10th. 

How to book:

It is possible to book online or via the telephone without needing a digital ID. 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. 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..

  2. 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!’

  3. … 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. 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 …

      2. 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.

  4. 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.

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