Denmark Suspends COVID-19 Vaccinations Until the Autumn
The Danish Health Authority (DHA) confirmed it was 'winding down the mass vaccination program against Covid-19.' Media reports indicate Denmark is the first country to take such action.
Bolette Søborg, director of the authority’s department of infectious diseases, noted to local media on April 26, 2022, that the 'COVID-19 epidemic was under control and that vaccination levels were high, and Denmark was in a “good position.”
The COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty®) and Moderna (Spikevax®) have been authorized for use in everyone aged 12 and older in Denmark.
As of April 20, 2022, 3,619,888 adults (76%) in Denmark had received the 3rd vaccination, while 158,644 (37%) children had received two doses.
On February 18, 2022, the DHA announced that the 3rd dose for people under the age of 18 and the 4th dose for further groups would not be offered for the time being.
However, “We plan to reopen the vaccination program in the autumn."
"This will be preceded by a thorough professional assessment of who and when to vaccinate and which vaccines,” Søborg added.
The DHA has national responsibility for health issues and ensures good public health and uniform healthcare services of high professional quality across Denmark, including effective health emergency management.
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