The King and Queen are vaccinated against COVID-19

The King is vaccinated against COVID-19 at Stenhammar Palace.

The King is vaccinated against COVID-19 at Stenhammar Palace. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Friday 15 January, Their Majesties The King and Queen were given a first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19.

The vaccination, which was given on the advice of the Physician to The King, took place at Stenhammar Palace where The King and Queen are currently residing.

In connection with his vaccination, HM The King gave the following statement:

"Large-scale vaccination against COVID-19 is now taking place around our country. I hope that everyone who has the opportunity to be vaccinated during the coming months will choose to do so, in order that we can get through this difficult period together as soon as possible."

The Royal Family and the COVID-19 pandemic

The Royal Family are keen to show their support for the initiatives being carried out by society to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Royal Family are staying informed about how the pandemic is affecting Sweden via discussions, digital meetings and visits.

These visits are planned based on current recommendations, and every effort is being made not to take up time and resources unnecessarily.