Denmark's Children Have Limited Access to COVID-19 Vaccination
The Danish Health Authority (DHA) recently confirmed that 'many Danes have been vaccinated with COVID-19, and many have also been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Therefore, immunity in Denmark's population is very high.
Against this background, the vaccination program against COVID-19 has been completed for the current season as of May 2022.
Furthermore, children and young people rarely become seriously ill from COVID-19 from the SARS-CoV-2 virus variant known as Omicron.
Therefore, from July 2022, initial COVID-19 vaccinations are no longer possible for most people under the age of 18.
And effective September 1, 2022, most young people will not be able to get the 2nd COVID-19 vaccination, reported the DHA.
However, 'quite a few children with a particularly increased risk of a serious course will have the option of vaccination, after an individual assessment by a doctor.'
And the DHA confirmed plans to resume its COVID-19 vaccination program for target groups in the autumn and winter season 2022/23.
The DHA stated on July 4, 2022, that it intends to offer booster vaccinations to people aged 50 and over in the autumn.
There will also be an offer for particularly vulnerable people under 50, e.g., people with severely weakened immune systems who a doctor has assessed would benefit from vaccination.
Note: This announcement was translated and curated for mobile readership.