IMPORTANT NOTE: This information provides a snapshot of the European situation in September 2023. Please note that for more specific and up-to-date information on a single country, it is advisable to contact the local organisations.
In Sweden, vaccinations are not mandatory. The Swedish population has a strong awareness of the importance of personal freedom and individual rights.
Sweden has fewer vaccines in the "childhood vaccination program" than the United States.
For military service, vaccines are mandatory.
We see a strong push for vaccinations from the government and the media, and there is great pressure from national health authorities towards greater compliance with vaccination programmes.
The policy is that if parents do not agree to vaccinate their child, there will be no vaccination. This is the same practice as in Denmark.
There are no requirements that children must have been vaccinated in order to enter kindergarten or school.
Homeschooling has no tradition in Sweden and is almost non-existent. The new school law explicitly states that it is not permitted except in extraordinary circumstances.
Since education in Swedish schools must always be comprehensive and objective, and be organized so that everyone can participate, regardless of their religious beliefs or philosophical beliefs, the legislator has drawn the conclusion that there is no need for any regulation that empowers parents to provide homeschooling for their children. However, the Education Act recognizes that there may be exceptional circumstances which may constitute a reason for allowing a child to fulfill the duty to participate in compulsory education in a way other than attending school.
For more information visit the website of theEcdc.
Recognition and compensation for vaccine injuries
Reporting can be made by patients or healthcare professionals. Adverse events to vaccines must be reported to the National Medical Agency: Läkemedelsverket.
Local organizations pro-freedom of choice in the therapeutic field
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