Sweden

Travel vaccination advice for Sweden.

VACCINATIONS

Travellers should be up to date with routinely recommended vaccinations according to the routine UK immunisation programme.

Rabies
Rabies has not been reported in domestic or wild animals in this country but bats may carry bat lyssavirus (bat rabies). Vaccination is recommended for travellers whose activities put them at increased risk, including those at risk due to their work (eg, those working with bats).

Tick-borne encephalitis 
Vaccination recommended for travellers visiting affected areas (eg, the regions near Stockholm on the East coast) whose activities put them at increased risk, including those working in forestry, woodcutting, farming and the military and travellers to forested areas (eg, campers, hikers, hunters and individuals who undertake fieldwork).

Tetanus
Travellers should have completed a primary vaccination course according to the UK schedule. If travelling to a country where medical facilities may be limited, a booster dose of a tetanus-containing vaccine is recommended if the last dose was more than ten years ago even if five doses of vaccine have been given previously.

Further Information

Abbreviated information provided by the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC). Refer to the Sweden page on travelhealthpro.org.uk for full details.


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