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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 vaccines and target groups.

  2. Book 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 every few weeks to achieve the full effect of the vaccination. Therefore, you must book time for both injections of the vaccine when you book your time.

  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, and you are sure to be vaccinated by a healthcare professional.

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

    After vaccination, please wait nearby for 15 minutes 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 have full efficacy of the vaccine 7-15 days after you received the 2nd injection.

 

If you are unsure if you can tolerate being vaccinated, read more in the section:

Who should be vaccinated?

 

Read the pamphlet

Vaccination against COVID-19

 

FAQ - How you will get vaccinated

1. What do I do if there are no available time slots?

Fortunately, many people say yes to 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 the inconvenience if you cannot find a free time slot when you sign in, and recommend that you try again later.

It is only possible to book 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 in regional vaccination centres. You can typically find information on your region's website about the location of these centres.

However, 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 visit stationary centres to be vaccinated.

Hospitalised patients will typically be vaccinated in the hospital if they are offered vaccination based on an individual assessment of an exceptionally 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 get yourself to the vaccination centre because of some permanent 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 appointment 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. The recommended interval between the two vaccinations with COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca® is at least 4 weeks. In exceptional cases, the second injection can be given after a maximum of 12 weeks.

In exceptional cases, as much as six weeks between vaccinations with either Cominarty® or COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna® may be scheduled. You should not be vaccinated the second time 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 see the full effect of the Comirnaty® vaccine within 7 days and the full effect of COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna® 14 days after the second vaccination. COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca® is fully effective 15 days after the second injection.

If either vaccine is to be fully efficacious, you must follow the recommended intervals between the two vaccinations.

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

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

For Cominarty®, the second dose is scheduled after 3 to 4 weeks and for COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna® after approximately 4 weeks. However, up to 6 weeks may elapse between injections with either vaccine. The recommended interval between the two vaccinations with COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca® is at least 4 weeks. In exceptional cases, the second injection can be given after a maximum of 12 weeks.

You should not be vaccinated the second time 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 be vaccinated as soon as possible. The evidence of the Cominarty® and Moderna® vaccines' high efficacy rate (94% and 95%, respectively) only holds up if the interval between the first and second vaccinations is observed. We expect that both vaccines remain highly effective, even if you do not get a second vaccination on time.

8. Can I get vaccinated if I am ill?

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

Because we only have limited knowledge of 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. 

11. 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 the close contact of someone who is infected, we do not recommend that you get tested before you get vaccinated.

12. 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.

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

Please 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 visors, and staying home if you are ill. 

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 or are a close contact with someone who has 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 

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

We do not yet know whether vaccination against COVID-19 prevents the vaccinated person from being a carrier and thus able to spread the virus.  However, we expect to receive this information 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 26 FEB 2021