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How you will get vaccinated

The entire Danish population will be offered vaccination against COVID-19. Vaccination is free and voluntary.

Guide to vaccination against COVID-19

 

Step-by-step guide to vaccination

 

  1. When it is your turn to be vaccinated
    Most likely, you will be notified via your e-Boks. Some will also be informed through their employer. If you are exempt from receiving Digital Post, you will get a letter through the mail.

    A centrally controlled visitation system ensures that people in the selected target groups are offered vaccination. The Danish Health Authority will launch campaigns regularly to keep the public informed about the various vaccines and target groups.

  2. Book a time for vaccination
    When you have been notified, you must book your appointment on vacciner.dk. Some may find it difficult to book a timeslot on vacciner.dk. As a friend or relative, you might be able to help.

  3. Book time slots for both injections
    With the vaccines currently approved in Denmark, you must be vaccinated twice within the space of a few weeks to achieve the full effect of the vaccination. You must therefore book times for both injections.

  4. The vaccination itself
    You must arrive at the vaccination centre as close to your appointment time as possible and follow the instructions on site. Remember to bring a face mask or visor and your yellow health insurance card. Vaccinations are always carried out under medical supervision, but you will meet various healthcare professionals.

    The vaccine is injected into the muscle of the upper arm. 

    Wait nearby for at least 15 minutes after you have been vaccinated so the healthcare professionals can help you if you have an allergic reaction. 

  5. The vaccine takes effect
    Depending on which vaccine you were given, you will achieve the full effect of the vaccine 7-15 days after you received the second injection.

 

If you are unsure whether you should be vaccinated or not, please read more in the section:

Who are offered vaccination?

 

Read

Vaccination against COVID-19

Side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine

 

FAQ - How you will get vaccinated

1. What to do if there are no available time slots

Fortunately, many people accept the offer of vaccination. This means there is a high demand for vaccination time slots at www.vacciner.dk (In English), but your region will continuously post new times for vaccination against COVID-19.

We apologise for any inconvenience if you cannot initially secure a free time slot. We recommend that you try again later.

It is only possible to book a time once you have received the vaccination offer.

2. What if I am not vaccinated right away when I get the offer?

If you do not accept the offer when you receive a letter in your e-Boks, you can still get a free vaccination at a later date. However, the Danish Health Authority recommends that you accept the offer when you get it.

3. Where does vaccination take place?

The vast majority of citizens will be vaccinated at regional vaccination centres. You can the location of these centres at your region's website.

Some personnel in the healthcare, elderly care and social sectors will be vaccinated at their workplace. Mobile vaccinations units will be dispatched to nursing homes etc., allowing people who cannot come to the regional centres to be vaccinated.

Hospitalised patients will typically be vaccinated in the hospital if they are offered vaccination based on an individual assessment of a particularly high risk of severe illness from COVID-19.   

4. Can somebody help me get to the vaccination centre?

You are responsible for getting yourself to the vaccination centre. However, in some cases, your local municipality can assist you, for example if you cannot come to the vaccination centre because of some chronical physical or mental impairment – and you have no relatives to help you.

Please check the municipality's website to learn more about your options.

If the municipality agrees to help you, they will also book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments for you.

5. How many times do I need to be vaccinated, and at what intervals? 

The currently approved vaccines dictates that you must be vaccinated twice in order to achieve maximum protection against COVID-19.

In the case of Cominarty®, the second dose must be administered after approximately 3 to 4 weeks. If you are injected with COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna®, you must be revaccinated after approximately 4 weeks.  

However, for both Cominarty® or COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna® , the second injection can, in exceptional cases, be given up to 6 weeks after the first injection. You should not be given the second injection any earlier than the recommended 21 days for Comirnaty® and 28 days for COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna®

6. How soon will I achieve the maximum effect of the vaccine?

Once you have been given both injections, you can expect to achieve full protection 7 days after the second dose of the Comirnaty® vaccine and 14 days after the second injection of the COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna® . Vaxzevria (previously COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca®) is fully effective 15 days after the second injection. 

Please note that as of 14 April, Denmark continues its vaccine rollout without the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca®.

If either vaccine is to be fully efficacious, you must get the second injection and follow the recommended intervals between the two injections.

7. What happens if I fail to get the second injection on time?

You must be vaccinated twice at the recommended intervals to achieve maximum protection against COVID-19. 

For Cominarty®, the second injection should be given after 3 to 4 weeks and for COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna® after approximately 4 weeks. However, for both vaccines, the second injection can, in exceptional cases, be given up to 6 weeks after the first injection.

You should not be given the second injection any earlier than the recommended 21 days for Comirnaty® and 28 days for COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna® .

If the second injection is postponed, for example due to acute illness, we recommended that you get the second injection as soon as possible after you have recovered.

8. I have had three injections of COVID-19 vaccine. Is that safe?

No. It is not dangerous to get three injections with the same or different vaccines against COVID-19. However, some may experience more significant discomfort/slightly more side effects in the days following vaccination.

9. Can I get vaccinated if I am ill?

If you have a fever (38 degrees or more) or have an acute and severe infection such as pneumonia, the vaccination should be postponed. You may be vaccinated if you only have a slight increase in temperature or a mild infection like the common cold. Please always consider whether your symptoms could be indicative of COVID-19.

10. Can I get vaccinated if I either have or have had COVID-19?

You cannot get vaccinated while you have COVID-19, but you may get vaccinated if you have had COVID-19. However, we recommend that you wait to be vaccinated until one month after you are no longer ill

If you become ill with COVID-19 in the interval between the first and second injections, we recommend that you postpone the second injection until between 1 and 3 months after you have recovered.

If you are waiting for test results, we recommend that you postpone the vaccination until you have tested negative. Do not get vaccinated if you have COVID-19.

11. I have already had COVID-19. I suppose I am already immune, so why do I need to be vaccinated?

Becasue we do not know if or for how long you are immune after you have recovered from COVID-19, we recommend that you accept the offer of vaccination.  

Current knowledge suggests that most people build up some immunity against COVID-19 after they have recovered. 

When you are ill with novel coronavirus, antibodies will form against the virus in your blood. Antibodies are what the body forms to defend against viruses. Unfortunately, we do not yet know to what extent these antibodies protect against new infection or how long you are immune after you have recovered. 

12. Is it dangerous to get vaccinated while you are infected with COVID-19?

No, we do not anticipate any increased health risks.

However, we recommend that you postpone your vaccination until one month after you have recovered from COVID-19. 

Unless you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone who is infected, we do not recommend that you get tested before you get vaccinated.

13. Can vaccination against COVID-19 affect the test result of a PCR test, an antigen test (rapid test) or an antibody test?

Vaccination against COVID-19 will not affect the test result of either a PCR or an antigen test (rapid test). However, vaccination may have some impact on the result of an antibody test.

14. What about testing, self-isolation, face coverings, etc. once you have been vaccinated?

Please continue to follow the same guidance on preventing the spread of infection that you did before you were vaccinated - including social distancing, hand hygiene, wearing face masks or shields/visors, and staying home if you are ill. However, some restrictions have been lifted for those who have been fully vaccinated.

Learn more in the section:

Fully vaccinated people

The vaccines are not 100% effective. Therefore, there is a small risk that you may become infected and ill with COVID-19 even after you have been fully vaccinated. Furthermore, we do not yet know whether vaccination against COVID-19 prevents you from carrying the virus and spreading the infection to others even though you yourself do not have any symptoms.  

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, we recommend that you get tested. 

If you use personal protective equipment in your work, please continue to do so, even after you have been vaccinated.

Read more about

The general guidance

Close contacts

Fully vaccinated people

15. Can I infect others when I have been vaccinated? 

It has not yet been established whether the vaccines also prevent the vaccinated person from carrying the virus and spreading the infection to others. However, we expect to receive this documentation in due course. 

Either way, once you have been vaccinated, you will still be able to spread infection, for example, if you touch objects with unclean hands, so please continue to follow the general guidance on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

If you do not have NemID

If you have received a vaccination offer and do not have NemID, please call your own region of residence directly to book a time.

Regions:

The region where you have booked time for vaccination can also help you change or cancel your appointments, if you are unable to do so yourself on vacciner.dk

 

You can obtain a NemId through NemID’s website
Updated 20 APR 2021