Booster dose for more groups
According to the Public Health Agency of Sweden, everyone who has been vaccinated still has sufficient protection against serious illness and death from Covid-19. However, the current body of knowledge shows that the effect of the vaccine decreases with time and that the effect varies in different groups.
Therefore, the Public Health Agency of Sweden is now recommending a booster dose for people aged between 65 and 79, as well as for personnel in residential care homes and home healthcare and home care services. People over 80 years of age, people receiving home healthcare, home care or who live in residential care facilities have already been offered a booster dose.
All of these groups are now recommended to receive an mRNA vaccine if at least six months have passed since the last vaccination. This applies regardless of which vaccine the person has previously received. People who have previously received two doses of AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria vaccine are now recommended to get either Comirnaty from Pfizer/BioNTech or Spikevax from Moderna. It has already been recommended that people who are to receive a booster dose of Spikevax receive only half a dose.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden will make a decision on booster doses for more groups in the future.