The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Published 10 July 2018

Previous Swedish vaccination programmes

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

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
  1940s 1986 1 booster dose at 14–15 yrs
  1986  still valid only for at risk groups
diphtheria and tetanus 1940s 1986  3 doses between 3 and 12 mths
  1965 1977 1 booster dose at 7–8 yrs
  1977 2007 1 booster dose at 10 yrs
(children born until 2001)
  1986  still valid 3 doses at 3, 5 and 12 mths
  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
  2005 2007 1 booster dose at 10 yrs
(children born until 2001)
  1996 still valid 3 doses at 3, 5 and 12 mths
  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
  1957 1977 1 booster dose at 7–8 yrs
  1986 still valid 3 doses at 3, 5 and 12 mths
  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)
  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
  2015 still valid 2 doses to girls 10–12 yrs during school years 5–6, for girls older than 13 yrs three dose schedule is valid
* MMR = measles-mumps-rubella
** Hib = Haemophilus influenzae type b
*** HPV = human papillomavirus