At VaccinDirekt, we offer all services related to vaccinations and travel medicine. We are happy to provide you and your family with appropriate vaccinations before a trip abroad, or to improve your protection against both common and rare diseases here in Sweden.
When you get vaccinated against a disease you reduce or eliminate the risk of getting the disease. Many vaccines are available for a wide range of diseases. Sometimes it can be difficult to know which vaccines you have already taken. The risk of catching a disease varies a lot, which is why it is important to be on the safe side.
How do vaccinations work?
Vaccines are created to stimulate the body’s immune response against disease. Commonly vaccines are given against viral diseases, although there are also vaccines against parasitic and bacterial infections. The vaccine exposes the body to a mild version of the disease, which the body is able to handle and then develop an improved protection against. After the vaccination you will have a gradually increasing protection against the disease, however it can take some time to build up full protection, which is why it is important to get vaccinated in time. A vaccination does not guarantee 100% protection against a disease, although it is uncommon to fall ill in a disease against which you are vaccinated. Vaccinations do not (with some exceptions) provide life-long protection, why it is important to know when you were vaccinated last and how long the protection lasts. We are happy to help you keep track of your vaccinations in our medical records at VaccinDirekt.
Different vaccines and diseases
In Sweden we have an extensive universal vaccination programme including vaccines against diphteria, tetanus, whooping-cough, polio, Hib-infection, pneumococcal infection, measles, mumps, and rubella. Vaccination against HPV is also offered to all girls. A vaccinated person can, however, carry a disease and spread it to other non-vaccinated people. This is why it is so important that all children are vaccinated against uncommon diseases so these do not reappear and begin to spread. Vaccinations against uncommon diseases not normally occurring in Sweden are also important before traveling abroad. Some examples of diseases which can be prevented by vaccines are Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid fever, Tuberculosis, Yellow fever, Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE), Rabies etc. You can read more about the individual vaccines and diseases below.
All types of vaccinations
At VaccinDirekt, we offer personal advice for your trip abroad and can administer all types of vaccinations. In the list below you can read more about the various diseases which can affect you while abroad or here in Sweden (unfortunately mostly in Swedish).
Following pages only available in Swedish