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Significant regional differences in the number of children who received the COVID-19 vaccine

Significant regional differences in the number of children who received the COVID-19 vaccine

Out of thirteen regions responded Ekot . question In terms of vaccination coverage in the age group, Jönköping has had the longest time with 45.8 percent vaccinated, while Värmland has not yet started giving childhood vaccinations. According to district vaccination coordinator Anders Nordmark, work on increasing vaccination coverage among adults in Värmland began when recommendations came in to vaccinate children. Then the region had to prioritize.

We haven’t really had a chance to give up on everything else and focus only on the 12- to 15-year-olds, he says.

But since the prevalence of infection among young people in Värmland is now low, Anders Nordmark sees no risk in waiting for children to be vaccinated for another two weeks.

The district of Jönköping is in good standing with immunizations because they already took an inventory of schools and student data in the district when the new guidance was issued, says Assistant Infection Control Physician David Edenvik.

In the Kalmar region, 6 percent of children received an initial dose of the vaccine, but vaccination coordinator Mary Ragnarson told Ecot that the region would be catching up in the long run.

Most of the country’s 21 regions began vaccinating children aged 12 to 15 on October 11.

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Jönköping at the top

Percentage of children aged 12 to 15 years who have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Yavelburg: 11 percent

Jamtland/Harjedalen: 43 percent

Jönköping: 45.8%

Kalmar: 6 percent

Kronoberg: 8.4%

Stockholm 14.66 percent

surmland: 20 percent

Uppsala: 28.22 percent

Värmland: Not started yet

Vastmanland: 11 percent

Västerbotten: 8.33 percent

Orebro: 15 percent

Östergötland: 32.1 percent

Other regions did not respond, or did not indicate the total number in the age group.

Source: Swedish Ekut Radio.