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Target groups for vaccination

Everyone in Denmark is offered vaccination against COVID-19. The Danish Health Authority has determined the order in which the population will be vaccinated. The offer is voluntary and free.

We have divided the population into 11 prioritised target groups to be vaccinated in the following order:

1. Residents in nursing homes, assisted living, etc.

2. People aged ≥ 65 who receive both personal care and practical assistance.

3. People aged ≥ 85 years.

4. Personnel in healthcare, elderly care and selected parts of the social sector who are at particular risk of infection or who has been identified as performing a critical function in society.

5. Selected persons with conditions and diseases that result in a significantly increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

6. Selected relatives of individuals at significantly increased risk of a severe illness from COVID-19 or relatives who are indispensable as caregivers.

7. People aged 80-84.

8. People aged 75-79.

9. People aged 65-74.

10 A. People aged 60-64 (born between 1957 and 1961).

10 B. People aged 55-59 (born between 1962 and 1966).

10 C. People aged 50-54 (born between 1967 and 1971).

10 D1. People aged 16-19 and 45-49 years (born 1972-1976 and 2002-2005).

10 D2. People aged 20-24 and 40-44 years (born 1977-1981 and 1997-2001).

10 D3. People aged 25-29 and 35-39 years (born 1982-1986 and 1992-1996).

10 D4. People aged 30-34 (born 1987-1991).

11. People aged 12-15 (born 2006-2009). Children, who turn 12 in 2021 will be invited by date of birth and as they turn 12.
 

This priority order is based on a professional assessment of how best to protect the most volunerable citizens and frontline staff, while ensuring that the spread of infection is curbed.

When we begin vaccination of a new target group, the oldest members of the group are invited first – except for target group 10D, where we begin vaccinating the oldest (born in 1972) and the youngest (born in 2005) simultaneously. 

Some are not offered vaccination because the vaccines have not been approved for them. This is for example children under the age of 12.

FAQ - Who is entitled to vaccination?

1. Can everyone get vaccinated?

Yes, everyone can get vaccinated - except children under the age of 12. Children who turn 12 during 2021 will be offered vaccination when they turn 12. However, in exceptional cases, for example in the event of severe illness, a child under the age of 12 may be offered vaccination based on an individual, medical assessment.

2. Who is entitled to free vaccination in Denmark?

You are entitled to receive a free vaccination in Denmark if:

  • You have registered your residence in Denmark.
  • You live abroad but are covered by health insurance in Denmark (you have a special Health Insurance Card).
  • You are staying temporarily in Denmark (for a minimum of 30 days). However, the purpose of your stay must not be to get vaccinated.

You can find information on how to proceed if any of the above replies to you in the table below.

Registered residence in Denmark

You will automatically receive an invitation to vaccination based on your CPR number when we reach your age group in the vaccination programme.

In the vaccination calendar, you can find information on when you can expect to be invited.

Vaccination calendar

 

Resides abroad, but health insured in Denmark
 

If you live abroad but are covered by health insurance in Denmark, you will need a special Health Insurance Card­ ­with a CPR number. As long as you are covered by health insurance in Denmark, you are entitled to free vaccination against COVID-19.

If you have NemID

You will be automatically invited for vaccination when we reach your age group. Once you have received an invitation, you can book an appointment for vaccination at vacciner.dk.

If you do not have NemID

You will not receive an invitation. You can contact your region of residence if you want to be vaccinated, and we have begun vaccinating your age group. To see when you can expect to be vaccinated, please keep an eye on the vaccination calendar.

On the phone, you must state that you have a special Health Insurance Card­, your CPR number and that you want to be vaccinated. If you belong to an age group that we are in the process of offering vaccination, the region can book an appointment for your vaccination.

Call your region of residence:

If you have NemID, you have access to see your booked slots for vaccination at vaccine.dk. If you do not have NemID, please make a note of your booked time slots, e.g. in your calendar.

 

Temporary stay in Denmark  

If you are staying temporarily in Denmark, you are entitled to free vaccination against COVID-19, even if you are not covered by health insurance in Denmark.

In order to receive free vaccination against COVID-19, your temporary stay must meet two criteria:

  1. The stay must have an expected duration of at least 30 days, but your course of vaccination can commence after 14 days.
  2. The purpose of your stay must not be to get vaccinated.

You can be vaccinated at the same time as your age group. If you want to be vaccinated, contact your region of residence when we start vaccinating your age group. The region will book your time for vaccination.

Contact your region of residence:


When it is your time for vaccination, you must bring ID or other identification with your name and date of birth so that the staff can see that you are in an age group that we are in the process of offering vaccination.

Your vaccination will be registered on the WHO's international travel vaccination card so that it can also be used as documentation outside of Denmark.
 

­  A special Health Insurance Card is given to persons who do not live in Denmark but are covered by health insurance in Denmark, e.g.:

  • Those who are frontier workers, i.e. who work in Denmark and live in another EU/EEA country, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.
  • Those who a Danish employer has expatriated to work in another EU / EEA country or Switzerland.
  • Those who receive Danish early retirement pay.
  • Those who are EU contract employees and have chosen to be covered by Danish health insurance.

Read more about the special Health Insurance Card on Borger.dk

3. Can I, as a Dane abroad, receive free vaccination in Denmark?

Yes, if you have kept your health insurance in Denmark.

Typically, however, Danes abroad are insured in their new country of residence. In some situations, however, you can still be covered by health insurance in Denmark, even if you live outside the country. If you have kept your health insurance in Denmark, you will have a special Health Insurance Card and you will be entitled to free vaccination in Denmark. If you have a special Health Insurance Card and want to be vaccinated, then you can find instructions on how to proceed in question 2.

The following Danes abroad are entitled to a special Health Insurance Card:

  • Those who work in Denmark and live in another EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.
  • Those who a Danish employer has expatriated to work in another EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.
  • Those who receive Danish early retirement pay.
  • Those who are employed on an EU contract and have chosen to be covered by the Danish health insurance.
  • Those who are a co-insured family member for one of the above and is not independently insured in their own country of residence.
  • Those who are Danish students with a stay abroad of less than 1 year. 

If you live outside the EU / EEA / Switzerland or the United Kingdom, you will no longer be covered by Danish health insurance. Therefore, you will not have the right to travel to Denmark to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you stay in Denmark for a minimum of 30 days and the purpose for your stay is not to be vaccinated, you may also be offered free vaccination in Denmark. You can read how to proceed in question 14 if you are staying temporarily in Denmark and wish to be vaccinated.

4. Can I be vaccinated as a frontier worker in Denmark, e.g. if I live in Sweden or Germany, but work in Denmark?

Yes, if you are covered by health insurance in Denmark, you be vaccinated in Denmark. If you are covered by health insurance in Denmark, you will need a special Health Insurance Card. If you want to be vaccinated in Denmark, you can see how to proceed in question 2.

FAQ - Should I get vaccinated?

1. Is it okay for me to get vaccinated?

You should NOT be vaccinated
  • If you have a known allergy to one or more of the active ingredients in the vaccine.
  • If you had an immediate severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to the first injection.
You should POSTPONE vaccination
  • If you are acutely ill with a temperature in excess of 38°. You can get vaccinated if you have a slight increase in temperature or a mild infection such as a cold, but always consider the possibility that you could have COVID-19.
  • If you have COVID-19 or suspect that you have COVID-19.
  • If you have had COVID-19 within one month before vaccination.
  • If you have been tested because your symptoms are compatible with COVID-19 or because you are the close contact of someone infected with COVID-19.
  • If you are scheduled to undergo surgery within one week before or after vaccination.
You should TALK to a DOCTOR before getting vaccinated
  • If you learn that you might be allergic to one or more of the active ingredients in the vaccines, such as macrogol/PEG/polyethene glycol. 
  • If you have previously had an immediate severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to vaccination or another injection.
  • In the past, you have repeatedly had immediate severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) after taking other medicines (e.g. laxatives, stomach acid medications).
  • If you have mastocytosis (a rare type of mast cell disease).
You CAN get vaccinated

 Most people can go ahead with vaccination. You can get vaccinated even if:

  • You have had adverse drug reactions – such as skin rash – to penicillin, ibuprofen, etc.
  • You experience adverse drug reactions to strong medication (e.g. painkillers). 
  • You have already experienced some of the known side effects after the first vaccine injection. 
  • You have food allergies (e.g. eggs, shellfish, nuts).
  • You are allergic to insecticides, latex, etc.
  • You have pollen allergy/hay fever, animal allergies, eczema caused by asthma.
  • You are undergoing fertility treatment.
  • You have received another vaccine (e.g. flu or pneumococcal vaccination) on the same day/recently.
  • You are a cancer patient and receive treatment­.
  • You have an impaired/weakened immune system1­.
  • Someone in your family has had an allergic reaction after they were vaccinated.
  • You do not wish to ingest anything containing pork gelatin.
  • You have previously been injected with botox.
  • You regularly take blood thinners.
  • You have previously had a blood clot, or your family has a history of developing blood clots.

­ ­ The vaccines may have a decreased effect on immunodeficiency people, and they should pay particular attention to following the Danish Health Authority's:

General guidance on infection prevention

Updated 06 AUG 2021