Denmark suspends national Covid-19 vaccination programme till fall, and then what? / The Local

covid vaccination in denmark

A Danish health worker prepares a
Covid-19 vaccination in Aalborg in January 2021. The country suspended
its general Covid vaccination programme on April 26th 2022. Photo:
Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix

Noting that the epidemic was under control and that vaccination
levels were high, the Danish Health Authority said the country was in a
“good position.”

“Therefore we are winding down the mass vaccination program against
Covid-19,” said Bolette Søborg, director of the authority’s department
of infectious diseases.

Around 81 percent of Denmark’s 5.8 million inhabitants have received
two doses of the vaccine and 61.6 percent have also received a booster.

While invitations for vaccinations would no longer be issued after
May 15th, health officials anticipate that vaccinations would resume
after the summer.

“We plan to reopen the vaccination programme in the autumn. This will
be preceded by a thorough professional assessment of who and when to
vaccinate and with which vaccines,” Søborg said.  
As a wave of the Omicron variant hit the country last November,
Denmark intensified its immunisation campaign, accelerating access to
booster shots and offering a fourth dose from mid-January to the most
vulnerable.

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