Current DIS Stockholm Health and Safety Notifications

DIS Stockholm Health and Safety Notifications

September 20, 2022

COVID-19 Booster

Sweden has announced that as of September 1, people aged 65+ and those at high risk (e.g. those with a weakened immune system) should receive the COVID-19 booster.

While Sweden does not recommend the booster this fall for other populations (because the three doses provide good protection), anyone over 18 who received their last COVID-19 vaccination at least four months ago can receive the fall booster.

Drop-in clinics began on September 12. Reserve a spot online, and find info about opening hours and addresses. From the current list of drop-in clinic locations, the closest to DIS is located in Kungsträdgården (until September 30) and the next closest is Hammarby Sjöstad. Be sure to bring your passport for ID purposes and your proof of vaccination (e.g. your CDC vaccination card).

Seasonal Flu Shots

DIS is planning to offer free flu shots to all DIS faculty, staff and students. More details will be sent to all students soon.

Monkeypox

Since monkeypox is still quite rare and not transmitted as easily as COVID-19, the risk of infection remains low for most people. It is spread through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact. Prevent the spread of monkeypox by avoiding these forms of contact; not sharing objects, clothing, bedding, or towels; and by cleaning your hands often.

The monkeypox vaccination is currently being offered only to those at high risk of becoming infected or becoming seriously ill. If you think you might qualify and would like to be vaccinated for monkeypox, visit a doctor to discuss your options.

If you believe you have been in close contact with someone with monkeypox or have symptoms of monkeypox (a rash and/or influenza-like symptoms, which include fever, headaches, muscle aches, swollen glands, chills and fatigue), seek medical care and testing. Find information about medical care and seeing a doctor in Stockholm on our website.

Read more about monkeypox from Swedish health officials here (in Swedish, use Google Translate or similar).

August 18, 2022

COVID-19 Information

Please stay home if you are sick and coordinate with your faculty as soon as possible, and preferably before missing class, for the absence to be excused. You will need to keep up with course requirements while out sick if your health allows.

Swedish public health officials do not recommend testing even if you are symptomatic or have had a potential exposure. While at home sick, you should turn away from others when you sneeze, cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm or into a disposable tissue, wash your hands often, and air out common rooms frequently.

There is no need to move out of your housing in order to isolate. If you are immunocompromised, live with someone who is immunocompromised/elderly, or if you are concerned about your health, please call the national nurse line at 1177 for guidance.

For more details, refer to the official public health guidance website.

If you have any questions about COVID-19, please email the Care Team (care@dis.dk) and/or Academic Support (acadsupp@dis.dk). If you have after-hour emergency needs, call the DIS Emergency Phone at +46 721 41 28 62.

COVID-19 FAQ

Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for Current Students at DIS Stockholm