| 19 April 2024, Friday |

Sweden to offer all adults first COVID shot by Aug 15, later than planned

A shortage of vaccines means Sweden expects to offer all adults a first shot of a vaccine against the coronavirus by August 15, later than its original plan of the end of June, officials reported on Thursday.

“As the delivery forecast looks today, everyone over 18 should be able to have their first vaccine shot at the latest by August 15,” Marie Morell, health care chief of the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions told reporters at a news conference.

Health Minister Lena Hallengren noted that the delay was due to a shortage of vaccines and changes in recommendations over how the vaccines are used.

  • Reuters