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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 recommends vaccination against COVID-19 as it provides high protection against becoming infected and ill with COVID-19.

You are entitled to a COVID-19 vaccine if you have registered residence in Denmark. People living abroad but covered by health insurance in Denmark and people staying temporarily in Denmark (for a minimum of 30 days) are also entitled to a vaccine. Vaccination is free of charge as well as voluntary in Denmark.

All citizens in Denmark over the age of 5 will be offered vaccination against COVID-19 during 2021.

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 people in the prioritized target groups are offered vaccination. Denmark do have a relatively high level of digital infrastructure, which helps to organize the rollout of the Danish COVID-19 vaccination programme.

When people are offered vaccination against COVID-19, they will also receive information about how to book time slots for the injections.

With the vaccines currently used in the Danish COVID-19 vaccination programme, people must be vaccinated twice. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your last injection. People must book time slots for both injections at the same time.

Regional vaccination centers

The Danish COVID-19 vaccination programme has continuously been adjusted and revised based on the prioritized target groups. The five regions have set up vaccination centers across the country where the majority of people are vaccinated. Some are vaccinated locally, though, for instance residents in nursing homes. Much personnel in the healthcare and elderly care sector has been vaccinated in their workplace – for instance at the hospitals and in nursing homes.

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