Sickness after vaccine


I took the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, on Monday evening. On Tuesday, and even today, I have experienced fatigue, mild fever, back pain. I have reported sick at work but I'm unsure if I can apply for sickness benefit.
How do I proceed?

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  • Hello,
    Thank you for your post.

    It depends if you are employed with sick pay or without sick pay.

    If you are employed with sick pay, you can apply for “compensation for qualifying day of sickness deduction“(karensersättning) from Försäkringskassan for the first day. For the day 2-14, your employer is responsible to pay the sick pay.

    If you are employed without sick pay you can apply for sickness benefit from the day 1.
    You can find more information here, under “How do I apply?”

    Best regards,
    Özge Administrative officer

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