After vaccination

What do I do if I get symptoms after having been vaccinated? Will I have to take a third booster dose? Read the recommendations after vaccination.

If you have been vaccinated

Three weeks after the first dose, people who have been vaccinated have good protection against serious illness. In order for the protection to be effective and long-lasting, it is important to take the second dose. 

Two weeks after the second dose, you can leave home even if someone in your household has covid-19, as long as you have no symptoms.

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

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

Digital Covid Certificate

Digital Covid Certificate is a free of charge digital certificate that shows you have been vaccinated against covid-19, tested negative for or recovered from the disease. The idea is that it should facilitate travel abroad inside the EU. In Sweden, it is the Swedish eHealth Agency that is responsible for the e-service Digital Covid Certificate.

EU’s Digital COVID Certificate

Booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine

In 2022, a large portion of the population is likely to be offered a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Certain risk groups could possibly already get a third dose in the fall of 2021.