By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

On Thursday, the Swedish Public Health Agency reports new figures for vaccination coverage in the youngest target group.

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At least 39.8 percent of young people born in 2003-2005 had received their first dose of vaccine on Thursday, according to the Swedish Public Health Agency’s compilation.

It is gratifying that so many young people have already been vaccinated. Now it is important that everyone also takes their second dose, says Sören Andersson, head of the unit for vaccination programs.

The information is published Tuesday-Friday on the Swedish Public Health Agency’s website for statistics against covid-19. Not all regions started vaccination at the same time and the size of the group varies between regions. The proportion who have been vaccinated may therefore differ in different parts of the country.

The vaccine protects both the individual and others against serious illness. Everyone who has the opportunity is therefore encouraged to get vaccinated.