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Booster vaccination against covid-19

Everyone aged 18 and over will be offered a third vaccine dose. The Danish Health Authority recommends that you get the booster jab as soon as you receive the invitation to do so.

The vaccines against covid-19 are effective. But while they provide a high level of protection against becoming infected, severely ill or hospitalised with covid-19, it is also evident that the efficacy of the vaccines decreases over time. Therefore, the Danish Health Authority recommends that you get vaccinated with a 3rd dose as soon as possible upon receiving the offer. The reason behind this is to ensure that you get maximum protection against becoming severely ill from covid-19 if you get infected.

Right now, there is a resurgence of the epidemic in Denmark, and the Omicron variant is spreading at an alarming rate. Furthermore, the immunity obtained with vaccination may possibly be weaker against the new Omicron variant.

Fortunately, preliminary data suggest that a 3rd dose will increase immunity, which can prevent severe illness from covid-19, even if you were to become infected with the Omicron variant. The Danish Health Authority urges you to accept the offer of a 3rd vaccine dose as soon as possible.

Please learn more about revaccination in the questions and answers section below.  

 

1. How will I get the offer of a 3rd vaccine dose?

If you are 18 years or older, you will receive an invitation to the 3rd jab either through your e-Boks or by letter. You will be offered a 3rd jab 140 days (approx. 4,5 months) after your 2nd vaccine dose. The Danish Health Authority recommends that you accept the offer of a 3rd dose as soon as possible after the140 days. Please note that you do not have to wait to receive the invitation in your e-Boks but can get vaccinated as soon as the 140 or 165 days have passed. 

The dates of your previous vaccinations have been logged, and your invitation will be sent automatically. Therefore, you do not need to contact your doctor, employer, or others to be referred for your 3rd vaccine dose. 

Once the interval after the 2nd vaccine dose has elapsed you can go ahead and book a time for vaccination. You do not have to wait for an invitation. Book a time slot by logging on to vacciner.dk with your NemID. You can also get the booster vaccination at privately run vaccination centres, pharmacies and participating general practitioners. 

Vacciner.dk

Please follow the link to see where in the country you can get vaccinated:

Find the nearest vaccine sites

2. Where can I get vaccinated?

You can get your booster vaccination at a regional vaccination centre, a general practitioner, pharmacy or privately run vaccination centre. When 140 days have elapsed after the 2nd vaccine dose, you can go ahead and book an appointment for vaccination. You do not have to wait for an invitation. 

Learn more about revaccination below.

Regional vaccination centres

You can book an appointment at vacciner.dk to get vaccinated at a regional vaccination centre. The procedure is the same as when you got your 1st and 2nd vaccine dose.  
If you need help booking or changing your vaccination appointment, your region can help you find the vaccination centre that suits you best.

Telephone numbers for your region of residence:

  • Capital Region of Denmark - Tel. 38 66 00 00
  • Region Zealand - Tel. 70 20 42 33
  • Region of Southern Denmark - Tel. 99 44 07 17, press 1
  • Central Denmark Region - Tel. 70 23 24 15
  • Northern Denmark Region - Tel. 97 64 84 63 

General practitioners

  • Many general practitioners can give you your booster vaccination. To see which, please follow the link and click on the yellow button above the map (Praktiserende læger).

    Here you can be vaccinated

Privately run vaccination centres and pharmacies

  • You can also get your booster jab at pharmacies and several privately run vaccination centres. To see which, please follow the link and click on either the orange button (Apoteker) or the pink button (Private vaccinationscentre) above the map.

    Here you can be vaccinated
 

3. When will I be vaccinated?

If you are 18 years or older, you can get the booster dose 140 days (about 4,5 months) after you received the 2nd vaccine dose.

The Danish Health Authority recommends that you accept the offer of a booster dose as soon as possible after 140 days. You do not have to wait to get an invitation in your e-Boks.

 

4. Is it safe to accept a booster dose early?

We use the vaccines Cominarty® (BioNTech-Pfizer) and Spikevax® (Moderna) in Denmark. Both vaccines have been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for use as a booster dose 6 months after the second dose. 

However, due to the current resurgence of the epidemic in Denmark, the Danish Health Authority recommends that you accept the booster dose earlier (i.e., from 140 days after the 2nd vaccine dose). We have decided to bring forward booster vaccination in an effort to bolster your protection against the highly contagious Omicron variant during the winter months. Furthermore, we believe that the booster dose will protect you from becoming seriously ill if you become infected with covid-19. 

Due to the severity of the current situation, the Danish Health Authority has made a thorough professional assessment of both efficacy and safety and has deemed it safe and effective to offer booster vaccination earlier than 6 months after someone has received the 2nd vaccine dose. 

Several other countries – including Sweden, Norway and Iceland – have also brought booster vaccination forward.

 

5. I'm invited but can't find any available time slots. What should I do?

Anyone who has been invited can get their booster vaccination. If you cannot find a free time slot at vacciner.dk, please check if you can get your top-up jab from a general practitioner, a pharmacy or a privately run vaccination centre. Please follow the link to see where you can get vaccinated.

Here you can be vaccinated 

If you would rather book an appointment in advance, we recommend that you use your NemID and keep trying to log in to vacciner.dk. New time slots are continuously made available.  

6. Although I have exceeded the recommended interval between the 2nd and 3rd doses, I have not yet received an invitation. What should I do?

You do not have to wait for your invitation. You can book a vaccine appointment at vacciner.dk, as soon as 140 days have elapsed since you received the 2nd dose. 

If you are 18 years or older, you will be offered a booster dose 140 days (approx. 4,5 months) after receiving the 2nd vaccine dose. The invitations are sent out several times a week. The recommended interval of 4,5 months (from the 2nd dose) will therefore be exceeded by only a few days before you can expect your invitation to appear in your e-Boks. If you are exempt from receiving Digital Post, it may take up to 3-4 days before you receive your invitation letter by mail. 
 

7. Is it possible to get a booster jab earlier than the Danish Health Authority recommends?

No. If the 140 days do not apply to you, you will still be protected by the second dose and do not need a booster dose at this time. 

8. Will I experience side effects from the booster dose?

All vaccines – including the covid-19 vaccines – can cause side effects. However, not everyone experiences side effects, and if they do, these are generally mild and short-lasting side effects. Mild side effects include a slight fever or soreness at the injection site. When you are revaccinated, you may find that the common side effects are a little more intense than when you were previously vaccinated. But then again, you may not experience any side effects at all.

You can learn more about the side effects of  the vaccines at the Danish Medicines Agency’s website   

 

9. Which vaccine will I be given?

You will be given the same vaccine type that you originally received. For example, if your first and second doses were with the covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty©), your booster jab will also be with the vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty©).

10. Is it safe to get a booster dose and vaccination against other diseases – e.g., influenza – at the same time?

Yes, you can get, e.g., a flu vaccine at the same time you get a covid-19 booster jab. 

11. Can I get a booster dose if I have or have had COVID-19?

You cannot get revaccinated while you have covid-19, but you may get a booster dose if you have previously had covid-19. 

I have had covid-19 after receiving my 2nd dose

If you have had covid-19 after receiving the 2nd dose, we recommend that you do not get the booster dose until 1 month after you have recovered. 

I am waiting for my covid-19 test result because I might be infected

If you are waiting for the result of a covid-19 test, please postpone revaccination until you have whether you have covid-19 or not. You must not get the booster dose while infected with covid-19. 

I am waiting for my covid-19 test result but do not suspect that I may be infected

If you do not suspect that you have been infected but have been tested for covid-19 – e.g., because you are tested routinely at work, during a trip, or in similar situations where a negative test is required – then you may go ahead and get the booster dose while waiting for your test result

 

12. I was fully vaccinated with the vaccine from AstraZeneca. Will I be offered a booster dose too?

If your first and second dose were with the covid-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca, you will also receive an invitation to revaccination after the same interval as everyone else who are due to get their booster jab.  

The Danish Health Authority recommends that you accept the offer of a booster dose as soon as possible after140 days. You do not have to wait to get an invitation in your e-Boks.


Updated 22 DEC 2021