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Everyone under the age of 30 should continue to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

People born in 1991 or later are still recommended to receive Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine, Comirnaty. This also applies to those who have received Moderna’s Spikevax vaccine as their first dose.

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Changed recommendations to stay at home with respiratory infection symptoms

After 1 November, those who are fully vaccinated, or who have recently had Covid-19 can return to work or school without being tested, reports the Public Health Agency of Sweden (“Folkhälsomyndigheten”).

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Updated recommendations for Covid-19 testing

From 1 November, those fully vaccinated and those who have recently had Covid-19, do not need tests for Covid-19 if they get respiratory symptoms or fever. Like before, small children who have not yet started school, must not be tested. This following the Public Health Agency of Sweden…

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Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine Spikevax halted for young people

The Swedish Public Health Agency (”Folkhälsomyndigheten”) has decided to suspend the use of Moderna’s Spikevax vaccine for everyone born in 1991 or later. This is because of signals of an increased risk of side effects such as inflammation of the heart muscle or the sac surrounding the heart…

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Class 2 warning for very high water flows in Värmland and Dalarna

SMHI has issued class 2 warnings for very high water flows in Värmland and…

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Important public announcement for Kalmar

Update 5 October 01.50: The warning has been withdrawn.

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Pfizer/Biontech vaccine recommended for children

The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that children aged 12-15 who are to be vaccinated against Covid-19 should only receive Pfizer/Biontech’s Comirnaty vaccine. The reason is that there is the most knowledge about this…

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Class 2 warnings for very high water flows

SMHI has issued class 2 warnings for very high water flows in Värmland and Dalarna counties.

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Booster shot for more groups

Update October 2: The Swedish Public Health Agency has changed the recommendation regarding the vaccine from Moderna. Their assessment is that only half a dose is needed for those who receive a booster from Moderna. Original text: The Swedish Public Health Agency ("Folkhälsomyndigheten")…

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The Embassy of Sweden on the earthquake on Crete

A powerful earthquake struck the Greek island of Crete on Monday morning. Swedish citizens in the area are requested to follow the instructions of local authorities and to keep themselves updated about the course of events.

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Vaccination being offered to those 12 years and older

The Public Health Agency of Sweden ("Folkhälsomyndigheten") has decided to recommend vaccination against Covid-19 from the age of 12 years. The decision is based on the assessment that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the drawbacks.

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Unvaccinated people should continue to be careful after September 29

The Swedish Public Health Agency has produced new general advice aimed at adults who have not been vaccinated. This is because unvaccinated people are at greater risk of contracting Covid-19 and infecting others.

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Several restrictions being removed on 29th September

According to the Public Health Agency ("Folkhälsomyndigheten"), restrictions concerning audience limits and restaurants are no longer necessary from a point of view of protection against infection.

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Important Public Announcement regarding fire and smoke has been issued for Botkyrka Municipality, Stockholm County

Update 6 September 06.30: The warning about a fire has been withdrawn.

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Recommendation to be tested after staying abroad extended

Infection tracing shows that many COVID-19 cases can still be linked to foreign travel. The Public Health Agency is therefore extending the recommendation to be tested when entering Sweden from outside the Nordic Region.