Denmark Eases Vaccination Efforts as Health Officials claim they're in a "Good Position"
Will other countries follow?
In February, Denmark lifted all related Covid restrictions, and just yesterday the country suspended its general Covid vaccination program. The reasoning given was that the pandemic is under control with vaccination levels already high. The Danish Health Authority stated the country is in a “good position.”
“Therefore we are winding down the mass vaccination programs against Covid-19”
Bolette Søborg, director of the authority’s department of infectious diseases.
Nearly 81% of Denmark has received two doses of the Covid vaccine with a population of 5.8 Million. 61.6% of the population has also received a booster. Denmark health officials noted that a drop in the number of new infections and hospitalization rates going down has also pushed them to their conclusion. Invitations for vaccinations would no longer be issued after May 15th, health officials anticipate that vaccinations would resume after the summer.
“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 with which vaccines.”
A wave of the Omicron variant hit the country last fall, Denmark intensified their vaccination campaigns and accelerated access to the booster shots. The country even went as far as to offer the fourth jab from mid-January.