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Vaccination against covid-19

The Danish Health Authority phased out the vaccination program against covid-19 on May 15. We expect to resume the program during fall and winter 2022/2023. Read more on what phasing out the program will mean to you.

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The current wave of covid-19 has flattened. One of the main reasons for this is a high expected immunity in the Danish population due to a high vaccine coverage against covid-19 in Denmark and the fact that many Danes have been infected with covid-19 within the last months following the onset of the omicron variant. Furthermore, we know from experience that the infection rate falls with the change of seasons.

On the basis of this, the time has come for phasing out the vaccination program against covid-19 for the current season.

Some will still have the opportunity to be vaccinated after May 15, just as the Danish Health Authority continues to recommend vaccination to certain groups. You can read more about this below.

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Read more about booster vaccination against covid-19:

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Phasing out the vaccination program

1. What does phasing out of the vaccination program mean to me?

The phasing out of the vaccination program means, among other things, that from May 15, 2022, invitations to be vaccinated will no longer be sent out. Therefore, for example, children who turn 5 after this date will not receive an invitation, and likewise, those who turn 18 and who have previously received 2 doses will not receive an invitation to a 3rd dose.

After May 15, you will still be able to book an appointment for vaccination on vacciner.dk, if you have received an invitation. If you have not received an invitation, you can show up at a vaccination site within the site's opening hours.

It is a prerequisite that vaccination takes place within the guidelines of the Danish Health Authority. This means, for example, that you must be 5 years old to receive the 1st dose, and that at the 3rd dose, at least 140 days must have passed from the 2nd dose.

2. Who are recommended vaccination after phasing out the program?

Despite the low infection rate in Denmark, the Danish Health Authority still recommends that some groups get vaccinated in order to be protected against severe illness and death.

This applies to people at higher risk of a serious course of illness due to covid-19, especially people over the age of 40 and pregnant women if they are unvaccinated.

The Danish Health Authority also continues to recommend a fourth dose to people who are severely immunerepressed.

The Danish Health Authority also continues to recommend that people finish their vaccination series.

3. Who are able to get vaccinated after the phasing out of the program?

If you have an individual need for vaccination that is not due to a health professional recommendation, you still have the opportunity to be vaccinated after the program has been phased out. In that case, it is a prerequisite that vaccination takes place within the guidelines of the Danish Health Authority. This means, for example, that you must be 5 years old to receive the 1st dose, and that at the 3rd dose, at least 140 days must have passed from the 2nd dose.

4. Will I be offered vaccination again this fall?

The Danish Health Authority expects the vaccination program to return in the fall because, based on previous experience, we expect covid-19 to be a seasonal disease. This means that the disease most likely flares up in fall and winter, just as we know it from, for example, influenza. Therefore, a new vaccination program against covid-19 may be necessary at a later stage.

5. Should I finish my vaccination series?

The Danish Health Authority recommends that you complete your started vaccination series - also after May 15. That is, if you are missing your 2nd dose, you are recommended to take it, and if you are invited to your 3rd dose, you are also recommended to take it. This applies regardless of whether you have been infected with covid-19 between doses. 

If you have had covid-19 between your vaccinations, we recommend that you wait until 1 month after you have recovered.

If you have booked an appointment for vaccination after May 15, your time will not be postponed or canceled.

6. Am I well protected by my 3rd dose?

It is expected that the general population over the age of 18 is well protected against a serious course of illness and hospitalization with covid-19 after the 3rd dose, and that people under the age of 18 are well protected after the 2nd dose. This does not mean that you cannot become infected with covid-19, as vaccination has a lower effect on the spread of infection with the omicron variant, but as vaccinated you are well protected from a serious course of illness.

Publications, etc.

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Updated 24 MAJ 2022