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Covid-19: Free vaccine for everyone

The government has decided to give 300 million crowns to the regions for the covid vaccination. “Vaccination will be free. No one needs to refrain", says Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at a press conference on Friday.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (S), Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren and Head of the Public Health Agency of Sweden Johan Carlson at Friday's press conference.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (S), Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren and Head of the Public Health Agency of Sweden Johan Carlson at Friday's press conference.
Foto: Jessica Gow/TT

Elderly people in special housing, people using home care services and people working in social care will be offered the vaccination first. Then people who live with someone who uses home care services, says Johan Carlson, Head of the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten).

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”I am convinced that most people will want to take the vaccine”,

In total, there are about 600,000 people in those groups.

It’s expected that vaccinations will start in January but it will take a few months before the first groups are done.

"The first priority groups could be vaccinated in the first quarter of next year," says Johan Carlson, Head of the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
"The first priority groups could be vaccinated in the first quarter of next year," says Johan Carlson, Head of the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
Foto: Jessica Gow/TT

TT: Is it compulsory to get vaccinated?

– Each person can decide for themselves. But I am convinced that most people will want to take the vaccine, says Stefan Löfven.