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COVID-19 vaccination of children aged 5-11 years

Memo presenting the Danish Health Authority’s assessment of the basis for a possible extension of the target group of Comirnaty® primary vaccination to include children down to the age of five years.



  • Background
  • Framework and principles for paediatric vaccination programmes
  • Regulatory documentation
  • Regulation
  • Recommendations made by other countries and societies
  • Update on the Danish epidemic
  • Disease burden
  • The 5-11-year-olds’ role in the epidemic
  • Expectations to the upcoming winter and seasons
  • Immunity
  • Safety
  • Experience with COVID-19 vaccination of children
  • Indirect consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for children
  • Parental accept
  • Adaptation to the childhood vaccination programme
  • Assessment of principles concerning COVID-19 vaccination of children aged 5-11 years
  • Overall assessment
  • Appendix