The Danish COVID-19 vaccination programme
Denmark started vaccinating against COVID-19 on December 27th, 2020. The five regions in Denmark have played a big part in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. The regions are partly responsible for the distribution and transportation of the vaccines and responsible for vaccinating the population.
The Danish Health Authorities recommend vaccination against COVID-19 as it provides high protection against becoming infected and ill with COVID-19.
The vaccine is available for people aged 50 years or older and for people who at at a hight risk of getting severily ill from covid-19. Read more about it on the Danish Health Authority's webpage.
The five regions have set up vaccination centers across the country where the majority of people are vaccinated. However it is also possible to get vaccinated at some local general practitioners and pharmacies. People who need assistance getting to and from a vaccination center or their general practitioner will be offered assistance by their local municipality.
Notification and booking
Most people are notified via e-Boks when it is their turn to be offered vaccination against COVID-19. People who are exempt from receiving Digital Post will get a letter.
A centrally controlled visitation system ensures that citizens who are entitled to a vaccine are offered vaccination. Denmark does have a relatively high level of digital infrastructure, which helps to organize the rollout of the Danish COVID-19 vaccination programme.
When people receive an invitation to be vaccinated against COVID-19, they will also receive more information about the vaccine and how to book time slots for the injections.
For further information visit your local regional website:
- Region Nordjylland: Vaccination against COVID-19 for foreigners and Danes resident abroad (rn.dk)
- Region Midtjylland: Corona in information in English and other languages (rm.dk)
- Region Syddanmark: COVID-19 Information in English (regionsyddanmark.dk)
- Region Sjælland: Info about COVID-19 in other languages (regionsjaelland.dk)
- Region Hovedstaden: Vaccination against Covid-19 (regionh.dk)