Booster doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been offered to people over the age of 65, as well as healthcare workers and nursing home staff in Sweden, AP reports.
Lena Hallengren, the Minister for Health and Social Affairs of Sweden, said 1.5 million Swedes would receive the third dose six months after the second one.
The head of the Swedish Public Health Agency, Johan Carlson, added that the extra dose would eventually be offered to all citizens over the age of 16.
In neighboring Denmark, a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine was offered to the elderly, medical staff, and nursing home staff, as well as to those at particular risk of serious illness and death.
Norway advises residents over the age of 65 to take the booster dose at least six months after the second vaccination dose.