The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 17 August 2022

Variable list for the National Vaccination Register

This is a variable list of the variables contained in the National Vaccination Register (NVR). NVR is a register of reported vaccinations administered within the scope of the national vaccination programme for children, and the COVID-19 vaccinations.

Vaccine information

Table 1. This is a list of the variables that provide information on the vaccine, e.g. vaccine name, batch number, and the date it was administered.
VariableDescription
Vaccination date The date the vaccination was administered. Date (yyyy-mm-dd)
Vaccine name (a) Product name or NPL ID in accordance with the Swedish Medical Products Agency. Char (1–80)
NPL ID (a) Product name or NPL ID in accordance with the Swedish Medical Products Agency. Char (1–80)
Vaccine batch number (a) In accordance with the Swedish Medical Products Agency. Char (0–80)
Dose number Dose number (COVID-19 vaccinations only). Integer (1–99)
Vaccine type/disease Disease and/or diseases that the vaccine protects against. Char (1–255)
Domicile at the time of vaccination (County) (b) Char (1–255) and/or Code (2)
Domicile at the time of vaccination (Municipality) (b) Char (1–255) and/or Code (4)

(a) In accordance with the Swedish Medical Products Agency. See Batch- and vaccine product lists (vaccinationsregistret.folkhalsomyndigheten.se)
(b) The person’s domicile at the time of vaccination.

Personal information

Table 2. This is a list of the variables that provide information related to the person being vaccinated, e.g. personal ID and current domicile.
VariableDescription
Personal ID (Personal identity number) Char (12)
Personal ID (Coordination number) Char (12) (a)
Date of birth Date of birth is obtained from the Swedish Tax Agency. Date (yyyy-mm-dd)
Current domicile (County) Char (1–255) and/or Code (2) (b)
Current domicile (Municipality) Char (1–255) and/or Code (4) (b)
Gender Is obtained from the personal identification number (the penultimate digit of the identity number). Enum (Male/Female/|Unknown)

(a) Information on Samordningsnummer (skatteverket.se).
(b) Information on the person’s current domicile is obtained once a day from the Swedish Tax Agency.

Vaccination organisation

Table 3. This is a list of the variables that provide information related to the organisation responsible for the administered vaccination, i.e. the healthcare provider and its organisation number.
VariableDescription
Responsible healthcare provider (Name) Char (1–255) (a)
Responsible healthcare provider (Organisation number) Char (12) (a)

(a) The healthcare provider that administered the vaccination.