Now the government is working to ensure it will have enough doses at hand to follow through.
And according to PM Mette Frederiksen, that may require looking outside the EU.
“We need to significantly increase our vaccine production, and one co-operation partner I believe in a lot is Israel,” Frederiksen told TV2 News.
Better to be prepared
The PM said that Denmark would be interested in buying excess vaccines from any country, as long as the vaccine is approved by the European Medicines Agency.
A number of vaccine producers have been unable to fulfill their deliveries to the EU recently, prompting some EU countries to seek alternative avenues.
The Czech Republic, for instance, could turn to the Russian-produced Sputnik vaccine without the EU’s approval.
Frederiksen wouldn’t rule out Denmark producing its own vaccine down the road.
“We may end up in a position where we not only need to vaccinate, but also revaccinate and produce a new vaccine every year. And who knows, maybe more often that that,” she said.