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About the Covid-19 vaccination programme

According to plan, Sweden's Covid-19 vaccination programme could begin as early as January 2021.

The vaccination start-up can take place as soon as the vaccine has been reviewed and approved. The Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten), together with the Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket), the Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), the Regions and SKR.

"First of all, the vaccine must go through the required reviews and be approved for use. Our assessment is that vaccination could begin as early as January," says State Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell.

The first to be offered the vaccine will be the risk groups and people aged 70 and above. In addition to these, priority will be given to elderly caregivers, health professionals and other caregivers who work closely with risk groups.

It has been indicated that the United States and some EU countries plan to start vaccination before the vaccine has been approved. That will not be the case in Sweden.

"In Sweden, vaccination should be carried out in compliance with existing planning and approval procedures," says Anders Tegnell.

 

Source: Folkhälsomyndigheten
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