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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

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

Who are offered vaccination?

 

FAQ - On the practicalities of vaccination

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.

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 because they are at 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 which intervals?

With the currently approved vaccines, you need two doses to get the maximum effect of the vaccine against COVID-19 and it is important to observe the recommended interval between the two injections.

The recommended interval between your two injections depends on which vaccine you are getting.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

The second vaccine injection should be given between days 21 and 42.
 
When you book an appointment for your second vaccine injection, it will be scheduled for between five to six weeks later (35-42 days).
  • If you are unable to get your 2nd vaccine dose by day 42 (due to acute illness, for example), you will be given the 2nd dose as soon as possible.
  • Should you receive the 2nd dose less than 19 days after the first injection, you are going to need to get a 3rd dose. The 3rd dose must be given 21-42 days after the last injection – or as soon as possible thereafter.

 

The vaccine from Moderna

The 2nd vaccine dose must be injected between days 28 and 43.

When you book time for your 2nd injection, it will be scheduled for between five to six weeks later (35-42 days).

  • If you are unable to get your 2nd vaccine dose by day 43 (due to acute illness, for example), you will be given the 2nd dose as soon as possible.
  • Should you receive the 2nd dose less than 25 days after the first injection, you are going to need to get a 3rd dose. The 3rd dose must be given 28-43 days after the last injection – or as soon as possible thereafter.

 

Vaccination with the vaccine from AstraZeneca - followed by Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

We recommended that people who were initially injected with the vaccine from AstraZeneca are given a single dose of an mRNA vaccine approximately 12 weeks after the first injection with the vaccine from AstraZeneca.

  • If you are unable to get your 2nd vaccine dose after 84 days (12 weeks), you will be given the 2nd dose as soon as possible. Once you have received your 2nd vaccine dose, you will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days later.
  • Should you receive the 2nd vaccine dose less than 26 days from the 1st dose, you are going to need to get a 3rd dose. The 3rd dose must be given within the recommended interval for the mRNA vaccine you have received.
     

6. Why have others in my age group received an invitation before me?

You may find that people of the same age as you – but who live elsewhere in the country – will be vaccinated a few days ahead of you. This is because the age composition of the target groups across the country is not evenly distributed, i.e. you might be invited a little earlier if you live in a region where the average population is young. But please don’t worry, it will be your turn in due course. 

FAQ - About vaccination

1. 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 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech and 14 days after the second injection of the vaccine from Moderna

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

2. 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.

3. 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.

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

It is true that you build up immunity if you have been infected with novel coronavirus. Current research suggest that that immunity can last at least 8 months. Your corona passport will reflect that you have had COVID-19. 

However, we still recommend that you get vaccinated even if you have already been infected with novel coronavirus because the vaccines give a more certain guarantee that you will not be re-infected with the virus. 

5. 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.

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 07 JUN 2021