Local politicians and public officials in Uppsala, north of Stockholm, will no longer be allowed to jump the line for swine flu vaccinations.
The Uppsala County authorities have stepped in, but not, they say, because of criticism from the National Board of Health and Welfare. Instead, the county council tells the newspaper “Uppsala Nya Tidning” that now than half of those involved have been vaccinated, that’s enough to ensure smooth operations.
Although everyone in Sweden is guaranteed a swine flu vaccination, so far officially only children and those in risk groups are supposed to be getting the shots. In Stockholm, vaccinations for the general public aren’t expected to start until next month.