Sweden: Vaccination recommendation for children aged 12–17yrs is removed

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Sweden has lifted its recommendation for vaccination of children aged from 12yrs to 17yrs.

The general recommendation for basically healthy children aged 12–17 years to vaccinate against covid-19 ends after 31 October. The reason is the very low risk of serious illness and death from covid-19 in children and young people. In the future, vaccination against covid-19 is recommended for children in special groups.

The general recommendation on vaccination against covid-19 is only removed for fundamentally healthy children in the 12-17 year age group. For those who have turned 18, the recommendation for adults applies, that you should take three doses to have basic protection against covid-19.

Swedish Health Ministry: Recommendation on general vaccination against covid-19 for children 12–17 years is removed



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** This post was originally published on October 2, 2022 **