After vaccination

When can I see my grandchildren after being vaccinated? Will I get a certificate for travelling? Read the recommendations for those who have been vaccinated.

If you have been vaccinated

Three weeks after the first dose, people who have been vaccinated have good protection against serious illness. It is still important to get the second dose of the vaccine to ensure effective and longer lasting protection.

After three weeks, someone who has been vaccinated with a first dose may:

  • meet indoors with others from a few different households.
  • shop in stores, but may not cause crowding for others.
  • socialise with children and grandchildren indoors without maintaining social distance, on the condition that no one displays any symptoms.
  • Vaccinated persons in elderly care can leave their homes and visit relatives.

Protect others

There is a chance you might still get or spread Covid-19 even if you have had the vaccine. This means the basic advice still applies to everyone:

  • stay home if you are ill
  • wash your hands
  • keep your distance
  • get a PCR test if you have symptoms

For more information on recommendations for vaccinated visit the Public Health Agency of Sweden (in Swedish)

Symptoms after vaccination

If you get symptoms within the first 24 hours after having been vaccinated against Covid-19 you do not need to take a PCR test. Stay at home and avoid meeting others as long as you have any symptoms. If the symptoms last longer than 24 hours, you need to take a test.  

Information about side-effects

Information about testing

Do I get a certificate?

There is as of yet no national certificate for those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Sweden. The Swedish authority ”Myndigheten för digital förvaltning (DIGG)” has a government mission to develop a digital infrastructure for vaccine certificates. On an international level, there is similar work within the EU and the WHO.