Tests are also being carried out to see whether babies as young as 6 months can have the vaccine. Currently children younger than three cannot have the vaccine.
As of Thursday nearly two million Swedes, almost a quarter of the entire population, had been vaccinated against the H1N1 virus. Most of those have been members of risk groups, children, and healthcare personnel. Vaccination of the general population has not yet properly started, although according to some press reports this is already underway in a number of areas.