The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 23 July 2020

Previous Swedish vaccination programmes

On this page you find a table showing how the Swedish vaccination programme has evolved over the years.

Table: Previous Swedish vaccination programmes
Vaccine againstIntroducedEarlier
programme
stopped
Programme
smallpox Early 1800s 1976  Compulsory for the whole population until the disease was eradicated
tuberculosis 1940s 1975  1 dose to newborn children
tuberculosis 1940s 1986 1 booster dose at 14–15 yrs
tuberculosis 1986  still valid only for at risk groups
diphtheria and tetanus 1940s 1986  3 doses between 3 and 12 mths
diphtheria and tetanus 1965 1977 1 booster dose at 7–8 yrs
diphtheria and tetanus 1977 2007 1 booster dose at 10 yrs
(children born until 2001)
diphtheria and tetanus 1986  still valid 3 doses at 3, 5 and 12 mths
diphtheria and tetanus 2007  still valid 2 booster doses at 5–6 yrs and 14–16 yrs (children born from 2002)
whooping cough 1950s 1979  3 doses between 3 and 12 mths
whooping cough 2005 2007 1 booster dose at 10 yrs
(children born until 2001)
whooping cough 1996 still valid 3 doses at 3, 5 and 12 mths
whooping cough 2007  still valid 2 booster doses at 5–6 yrs and 14–16 yrs (children born from 2002)
polio 1957  1986  3 doses between 9 and 18 mths
polio 1957 1977 1 booster dose at 7–8 yrs
polio 1986 still valid 3 doses at 3, 5 and 12 mths
polio 1977 still valid 1 booster dose at 5–6 yrs
measles 1971 1982 1 dose after 18 mths
rubella 1974 1982  1 dose to girls at 12 yrs
MMR*
combivaccine
1982 2007 2 doses at 18 mths and 12 yrs (children born until 2001)
MMR*
combivaccine
2007 still valid 2 doses at 18 mths and at 6–8 yrs(children born from 2002)
Hib** 1993 still valid 3 doses at 3, 5 and 12 mths
hepatitis B 1996 still valid only for at risk groups
pneumococcal disease 2009 still valid 3 doses at 3, 5 and 12 mths
HPV*** 2010 2014 3 doses to girls born 1999 or later during school years 5–6
HPV*** 2015 2020 2 doses to girls 10–12 yrs during school years 5–6, for girls older than 13 yrs three dose schedule is valid
HPV*** 2020 still valid 2 doses to both girls and boys (boys born 2009 and later) during school year 5
rotavirus 2019 still valid 2 doses at 6 weeks and 3 mths
* MMR = measles-mumps-rubella
** Hib = Haemophilus influenzae type b
*** HPV = human papillomavirus