Quarter of a million people in Denmark to initially get COVID-19 vaccine

The government estimates that 200,000-250,000 people will be offered a free and voluntary vaccine over the next couple of months

The vulnerable population in Denmark received good news earlier this week when it was announced that the European Medicines Agency was on the brink of approving a COVID-19 vaccine for the EU.

Now the government has revealed that it expects somewhere between 200,000 and 250,000 people to be offered a vaccine over the next two months.

“As more vaccines arrive, we will vaccinate more people. Everyone will be offered a free and voluntary vaccine,” Rasmus Horn Langhoff, the spokesperson for health issues for government party Sociademokratiet, told TV2 News.

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Keep and eye on e-Boks
Yesterday, PM Mette Frederiksen announced that the first Danes could be vaccinated as early as December 27.

Vulnerable groups will be notified digitally of a vaccine offer via their e-Boks, while those digitally impaired will receive a letter in the mail.

When offered a COVID-19 vaccination, further information will be provided – such as how to proceed. 

More information regarding the specific vaccines will be available once they have been approved.