Vaccines advised to ALL Sweden visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Sweden visitors i The vaccines you need will depend on where in the country you are visiting, how long you will stay and what activities you will undertake during your trip. During your consultation our nurse will advise if you should consider any of the following vaccinations.

NOTE: British travellers should also ensure they have adequate protection from MEASLES, MUMPS and RUBELLA and TUBERCULOSIS, which are normally given as part of the childhood vaccination schedule.

Destination Information for Sweden

Sweden is a country of rich and diverse landscapes, with dense forests, majestic lakes and rolling hills. There are seven major cities in this largest of the Nordic countries, of which the capital, Stockholm, with its 14 islands, is the largest. There’s a certain charm and beauty to Stockholm, with elegant harbours, 57 bridges, excellent shopping, superb restaurants and pretty parks. There is an old town with characteristic cobbled streets and picturesque buildings, as well as a modern city centre with all the tourist amenities you could wish for.

Sweden is a peaceful country, having remained outside of any military alliance, and has not been part of any war since 1815. The North of the country is known as Norrland, and is ideal for adventure sports, being filled with forests, lakes, mountains, rivers and wilderness, perfect for hiking. The central area of Sweden, Svealand, includes Stockholm, while another significant city, Gothenburg, is in the South, known as Götaland.

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The best time to visit Sweden will depend on the nature of your trip. For Christmas markets, winter sports and the Northern Lights, November – May is ideal, though check your accommodations options carefully as you may not be able to camp during the winter. The warmer weather and the peak tourist season is during the summer months of June to August.

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Sweden.

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office: www.fco.gov.uk

British Embassy

British Embassy Stockholm
Skarpögatan 6-8
Box 27819
115 93 Stockholm
Sweden

Email: Stockholm@fco.gov.uk

Telephone: +46 (0)8 671 30 00

Vaccine Information for Sweden

Disease & Source
Vaccination Details
Course
Price
Disease: Hepatitis A
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A single course injection of Havrix Monodose to cover against Hepatitis A
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • A single dose of Hepatyrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Typhoid fever
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Hepatitis B
Source: Infected blood and bodily fluids
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A course of three injections of Energix B to cover against Hepatitis B
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Diphtheria
Source: Person to person
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Tetanus
Source: Puncture wounds, burns and intravenous drug use
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Polio
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00

Non-Vaccinated Diseases

Disease
Source
Our Advice
Disease: HIV/AIDS
Source: Bodily Fluids
Our Advice: Use a condom for sex and to never share needles or other injecting equipment (including syringes, spoons and swabs).

Additional Health Risks Information for Sweden

In general, Sweden is a very safe country to visit. Petty crime does occur, as with all countries, and the threat from terrorism-related incidents is currently elevated. Be aware of your personal safety and security at all times, particularly when using public transport and in busy cities and tourist areas.

The weather in Sweden can be severe, although the infrastructure of services in the country is designed to withstand this on the whole. There are occasional unavoidable instances of disruption to roads and rail services due to the weather, so it’s always advisable to check local conditions before you travel. Pack suitable clothing and safety equipment for your trip, especially if you plan to walk, trek or ski in remote or mountainous areas. If you’re driving, be aware that road conditions may require you to use winter tyres, and that some routes may be slippery or impassable in extreme weather.

Visitors from other European countries are entitled to state provided medical care, but you should also take out suitable travel insurance to cover repatriation or other treatment if necessary. For those travellers heading to remote areas, bear in mind that it may be difficult to access medical services, or for help to reach you quickly. Carry a first aid kit and essential supplies so that you can self-treat minor ailments or injuries if possible.

Tick-borne encephalitis is endemic in Sweden; consult a travel health specialist to check if a course of the vaccine is needed.

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