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.
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
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.
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.