New record for influenza vaccinations: almost one in three people had a jab

The Danish public have clearly got used to waiting in line for a jab.

This flu season, 1.7 million people were vaccinated against influenza. That’s almost one in three people in Denmark.

According to Praktiserende Lægers Organisation (PLO), this is the highest uptake in history.

The total is 800,000 more than the number vaccinated in the 2019-2020 season – right before the pandemic.

The effect of the pandemic
I think that after two years of the corona epidemic, the population has found out that it is really smart to get vaccinated against infectious diseases,” said PLO chair Jørgen Skadborg, according to DR.

The majority of those who got vaccinated are people at risk: people over the age of 65, pregnant women and the chronically ill.

The risk group was expanded last autumn to reduce the spread of influenza among those at risk of contracting the coronavirus.

It now also includes children aged 2-6, caregivers and health workers.




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