How to protect yourself and others – COVID-19 recommendations
This is a summary of what you can do to protect yourself and others from being infected with COVID-19. There are special recommendations for those who are not vaccinated.
Take responsibility for preventing the spread of infection
Everyone has a responsibility for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Get vaccinated to protect yourself and others
The vaccination offers strong protection against serious illness and the spread of COVID-19.
The Public Health Agency recommends that everyone aged 18 years and above get vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses.
The Public Health Agency also recommends further booster doses to everyone aged 65 years and above, and to those who are 18 years and above and belong to a risk group.
At the website 1177.se you can read about vaccination procedures in the region where you live.
Stay home when you are ill
Stay home and avoid close contact with others if you are ill and have symptoms of COVID-19. This also applies if you have taken a self-test that was negative.
Call telephone number 1177 if you need help assessing your symptoms or advice on where to seek medical care.
If you work in health or social care you are recommended to get tested for COVID-19.
At 1177.se you can read about testing for COVID-19 in your region: Getting tested for COVID-19 (1177.se)
Special recommendations for those who are unvaccinated
Adults who are not vaccinated should be particularly careful. This means that they should avoid crowding and indoor environments where many people gather.
Those who are not vaccinated and belong to a medical risk group, run a higher risk of getting seriously ill with COVID-19. The risk of serious illness increases with age.