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Vaccination of people aged under 50

In the autumn and winter season 2022/23, the Danish Health Authority recommends booster vaccination against covid-19 for people at higher risk of becoming severely ill, staff in the healthcare and elderly care sector as well as parts of the social services sector with close contact to patients at higher risk, relatives of people with severely impaired immune systems and pregnant women. Read more about the target groups on this page.

The aim of the vaccination programme against covid-19 this autumn is to get us well through the winter by protecting people who are at the highest risk of becoming severely ill and by avoiding that the Danish healthcare system, especially the hospitals, are overburdened.

Everyone aged over 50 is recommended booster vaccination from 1 October 2022. In addition, some target groups aged under 50 are also recommended booster vaccination because they are either themselves at higher risk of becoming severely ill from covid-19 or because they are in close contact with citizens/patients who are.

 

People at higher risk

Who are at higher risk of becoming severely ill from covid-19?

Age is by far the most predominant independent risk factor for becoming severely ill from covid-19. However, in addition to increasing age, some people aged under 50 who have certain diseases and conditions may have a higher risk of becoming severely ill from covid-19.

The Danish Health Authority has reviewed the evidence and has, based on this review, drawn up a list of these diseases and conditions:

  • Chronic pulmonary disease or impaired respiration due to reduced muscular strength
  • Cardiovascular disease (except well-regulated hypertension)
  • Diabetes type 1 or 2
  • Congenital or acquired immunodeficiency, including organ or stem cell transplantation
  • Chronic kidney or liver disease
  • Other serious diseases where, according to the doctor’s assessment, the condition means that covid-19 poses a serious health risk
  • Obesity (BMI over 35)
  • In treatment for cancer disease
  • Severe gastrointestinal disorders with affected general condition and significantly reduced nutritional state
  • Severe neurological diseases
  • Severe rheumatological diseases
  • Severe mental illness and/or serious substance abuse
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Pregnant women (regardless of trimester)

In addition, vaccination against covid-19 is recommended for people living in the same household as people with congenital or developed immunodeficiency.

 

How do I get vaccinated?

You can be vaccinated from 1 October. People at higher risk and close relatives of people with severely impaired immune systems will not receive an invitation. If you are in this category, you can instead book an appointment for vaccination at a vaccination centre by:

  • Filling in a solemn declaration and booking an appointment for vaccination on www.vacciner.dk. If you are in doubt about whether you are in the target group for vaccination, you can fill in a guiding questionnaire, which is also available on www.vacciner.dk, and then book an appointment if you are in the target group.
  • Talk to your doctor, who can set up a vaccination process at www.vacciner.dk for you with the vaccines you are offered. You can then book an appointment yourself. In some cases, your doctor will be able to vaccinate you immediately.

Vaccination can also be administered by some private providers and at some pharmacies.

You can also always get help from your Region to book an appointment for vaccination at a regional vaccination centre or to change your appointment.

Staff in the healthcare and elderly care sector and parts of the social services sector

Who are comprised by the target group of staff in the healthcare and elderly care sector and parts of the social services sector?

The target group comprises staff aged under 50 in the healthcare and elderly care sector as well as selected parts of the social services sector who have close contact with citizens and patients at higher risk of becoming severely ill from covid-19 in connection with their performance of nursing, care and treatment tasks:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Relaxation and psychomotor therapists
  • Bandagers
  • Bioanalysts
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Midwives
  • Clinical dietitians
  • Optometrists
  • Radiographers
  • Audiology assistants
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Chiropodists
  • Neurophysiology assistants
  • Dental assistants
  • Dental hygienists
  • Dental technicians
  • Employment counsellors
  • Carers
  • Nursing home assistants
  • Social and healthcare assistants
  • Social and healthcare workers
  • Psychologists
  • Medical secretaries
  • Healthcare service secretaries
  • Hospital orderlies
  • Paramedics
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Ambulance drivers
  • Nursing assistants
  • Healthcare workers

In addition, there may be staff in some parts of the social services sector, for example some social workers, who also have close contact with people at higher risk and who are therefore recommended vaccination.

How do I get vaccinated?

You can be vaccinated from 1 October. Healthcare professionals will not receive an invitation. If you are in this category, you can instead book an appointment for vaccination at a vaccination centre by:

  • Filling in a solemn declaration and booking an appointment for vaccination on www.vacciner.dk.
  • If you are in doubt about whether you are in the target group for vaccination, you can fill in a guiding questionnaire, which is also available on www.vacciner.dk, and then book an appointment if you are in the target group.

Vaccination can also be administered by some private providers and at some pharmacies.

If you are a healthcare professional or elderly care worker or employed in selected parts of the social services sector, your workplace can inform you about whether they offer vaccination of their staff.

Updated 16 SEP 2022