Vaccination

Vaccination against covid-19 is offered free of charge to certain groups. If you are not in the target group for vaccination free of charge, you can be vaccinated at a general practitioner, pharmacy or private provider for a fee.

Updated: 29 November 2022

The primary purpose of the covid-19 vaccination program is to prevent serious illness, hospitalizations and death.

More information in Danish (sst.dk)

The Danish Health Authority recommends vaccination for certain groups:

  • People aged 50 and over
  • People under the age of 50 who are at increased risk of a serious illness with covid-19
  • Staff in the health and care sector as well as parts of the social sector who have close contact with patients or citizens who are at increased risk of becoming severely ill from covid-19
  • Relatives of persons at particularly high risk
  • Pregnant women

It is free to be vaccinated for these groups, and it is voluntary whether you want to accept the offer. By being vaccinated, you also get a valid corona passport for travel.

Nursing home residents and people aged 85 and over are offered vaccination from mid-September. For others, the vaccination program against covid-19 began on 1 October 2022.

The vaccines offered are updates of the original mRNA vaccines, which provide better protection against the omicron variants, and it is also expected that the effect of the vaccines will last for a longer time. The vaccines are considered to be very safe, and the side effects are the same as with the original mRNA vaccines.

Vaccination at own expense

From 15 November 2022, citizens who are not offered free vaccination can buy a variant-updated booster vaccination. These are provided by general practitioners, pharmacies and private providers.

Previously, it was possible to buy vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but now Pfizer's Cominarty vaccine and Moderna's SpikeVax vaccine are released for vaccination at own expense. Both are approved variant-updated BA.1 vaccines, which the Danish Health Authority assesses as effective vaccines.

Read press release (in Danish): Det er nu muligt at købe en covid-19-vaccine (sum.dk)

Find a provider

The Ministry of Health has no influence on the quality or organization of the vaccination services offered by the private vaccination companies. This overview is therefore not an expression of the authorities' recommendation, endorsement or approval of the vaccination companies on the list. It is only an overview of where vaccination is offered under the self-payment scheme.

For further information about the specific vaccination offers, prices etc. refer to the companies that offer vaccination.

 

Vaccination of the particularly vulnerable

The vaccination program against covid-19 in the autumn 2022 is intended to protect those at risk of serious illness.

The Danish Health Authority recommends that everyone aged 50 and over receive a booster vaccination against covid-19. In addition, it is also recommended that pregnant women, staff in the health and elderly areas and some parts of the social sector, and who have close contact with citizens and patients at increased risk, as well as relatives of persons at particularly increased risk, receive a booster vaccination against covid-19. Persons under the age of 50, who are at particular risk of a serious illness with covid-19, will also be able to receive a booster vaccination based on an individual assessment.

You can find a complete list of which diseases and conditions that are associated with an increased risk of a serious course of covid-19 at the Danish Health Authority here:

Vaccination of people aged under 50 (sst.dk)

Also persons under the age of 50 who are either relatives of persons at particularly increased risk or of health personnel etc. in contact with persons at particular risk, are recommended to be vaccinated, as the variant-updated mRNA vaccines used in the autumn vaccination program can have an infection-preventing effect.

Nursing home residents will be offered vaccination at their place of residence, while other citizens over the age of 85 will receive an invitation in e-Boks/mit.dk or as a physical letter around mid-September. You can then book an appointment for vaccination at vacciner.dk or call a regional hotline.

Get help from the Red Cross

At the Red Cross, citizens who for one reason or another feel insecure about being vaccinated or have difficulty getting to the vaccination site can get help and support if you contact the helpline at (+45) 35 29 96 60.

Ukrainian refugees are also welcome to contact the helpline

Read more at the Red Cross here:

Get a good jab (rodekors.dk)

Vaccination of children against covid-19

Children and young people only very rarely get a serious course of covid-19 with the omikron variant. Therefore, the offer of vaccination with the 1st and 2nd jab for children between 5 and 17 years of age will not be a general offer in future.

Children and young people who are at increased risk due to illness or a congenital disorder can be vaccinated if the doctor recommends it.

Recommendations for the non-vaccinated

The Danish Health Authority continues to recommend that persons who have not been vaccinated be vaccinated with the 1st and 2nd injections. This also applies for people younger than 50, as there may be a certain risk of serious illness if you are not vaccinated.

The older you are, the greater the risk of serious illness with covid-19. Therefore, mainly people over 40 will benefit from vaccination with the 1st and 2nd jab. However, younger people can also benefit, especially if they have risk factors such as chronic disease, severe obesity, etc.

About the vaccines

Medicines agencies around the world are collaborating to approve and follow vaccines against covid-19.

Read more about the vaccines at the Danish Medicines Agency:

Vaccines against covid-19 (lmst.dk)

Where can you get vaccinated?

Use the map to find a covid-19 vaccination location near you. The map shows both permanent vaccination centres, pharmacies and pop-up clinics.

Find covid-19 vaccination centre

Who is entitled to vaccination in Denmark?

You are entitled to free vaccination in Denmark, if:

  • You fall under one of the target groups for vaccination as mentioned above
  • You are registered as residing in Denmark
  • You live abroad but are covered by a health insurance in Denmark (you have a special Health Insurance Card)
  • You are temporarily resident in Denmark, but are not covered by health insurance in Denmark

Vaccination in Denmark is voluntary and free of charge.

Book vaccination appointment

How you book your vaccination depends on which group you belong to. And whether you belong to one of the target groups for vaccination.

Read more at the Danish Health Authority

Registered residence in Denmark

Target groups have automatically been invited to be vaccinated based on CPR number. The invitation will inform you how to book an appointment

Resident abroad, but covered by health insurance in Denmark

If you live abroad, but are covered by health insurance in Denmark, you will have a special Health Insurance Card with a CPR number. If you have a special Health Insurance Card, you are entitled to be vaccinated in Denmark.

If you have NemID or MitID

You have been automatically invited to be vaccinated. You can book a vaccination appointment yourself on vacciner.dk.

If you don’t have NemID or MitID

You are not automatically invited to be vaccinated. If you wish to be vaccinated, you should contact your region yourself.

You must state that you have a special Health Insurance Card and that you wish to be vaccinated. The region can book an vaccination appointment for you.

Temporary residence in Denmark

If you are temporarily residing in Denmark, you are entitled to be vaccinated, even if you are not covered by health insurance in Denmark.

In order for you to be vaccinated, your temporary residence must meet two criteria:

  • The duration of your stay must be at least 30 days.
  • The purpose of your stay must not be to receive a vaccination.

You are not automatically invited to be vaccinated when you do not have a CPR number.

If you wish to be vaccinated, you should contact your region. The region will make an appointment for you.

Corona passport with vaccine

Vaccination gives you a green corona passport. To use your vaccination as documentation in the corona passport, you must have received the first shot out of two with a vaccine approved in Denmark or by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Your corona passport is valid 14 days after the first shot and until 42 days after - if you have not received the second shot.

Read more about the corona passport

FAQs

Questions about vaccines

Updated: 30 November 2022

People aged 50 years and over will be offered vaccination.

People aged under 50 who are at a higher risk of becoming severely ill from covid-19 will also be offered vaccination against covid-19.

Staff in the healthcare and elderly care sector as well as in selected parts of the social services sector who have close contact with patients or citizens who are at higher risk of becoming severely ill from covid-19 will also be offered booster vaccination against covid-19.

In addition, we recommend that relatives of persons at particularly higher risk accept the offer of vaccination to protect their relatives who are at particularly higher risk.

We have achieved very high population immunity in Denmark. This is due both to the high adherence to the vaccination programme and to many people previously having been infected with covid-19. However, we expect that this immunity will gradually decrease over time. In addition, we know that covid-19 is a seasonal disease and that the number of infections are expected to increase during autumn and winter.

We expect that a large part of the population will become infected with covid-19 during the autumn, and we therefore want to vaccinate those having the highest risk so that they are protected from severe illness if they become infected.

Nursing home residents and people aged 85 and over are offered vaccination from mid-September.

For others, the vaccination programme against covid-19 will began on 1 October 2022.

People aged under 50 who are at higher risk of becoming severely ill are recommended vaccination against covid-19. This may, for example, be people who have a severely impaired immune system.

Read more here: Vaccination of people aged under 50 (sst.dk)

If you are offered vaccination based on your age, you will receive an invitation in e-Boks/mit.dk. You will be offered vaccination against covid-19, influenza and pneumococci. For nursing home residents, there will be a special offer of local vaccination without appointment.

If you are in the target group for vaccination based on your illness/condition or your work, you will not receive an invitation. When the programme starts on 1 October, you can instead either:

  • Fill in a solemn declaration and booking an appointment for vaccination on www.vacciner.dk. If you are in doubt about whether you are in the target group for vaccination, you can fill in a guiding questionnaire, which is also available on www.vacciner.dk, and then book an appointment if you are in the target group.
  • Talk to your doctor, who can set up a vaccination process at www.vacciner.dk for you with the vaccines you are offered. You can then book an appointment yourself. In some cases, your doctor will be able to vaccinate you immediately.

If you are a healthcare professional or elderly care worker or employed in selected parts of the social services sector, your workplace can inform you about whether they offer vaccination of their staff.

The purpose of the vaccination programme is to prevent severe illness, hospitalisation and death. Therefore, people at the highest risk of becoming severely ill will be offered booster vaccination. The purpose of vaccination is not to prevent infection with covid-19, and people aged under 50 are therefore currently not being offered booster vaccination.

People aged under 50 are generally not at particularly higher risk of becoming severely ill from covid-19. In addition, younger people aged under 50 are well protected against becoming severely ill from covid-19, as a very large number of them have already been vaccinated and have previously been infected with covid-19, and there is consequently good immunity among this part of the population.

It is important that the population also remembers the guidance on how to prevent the spread of infection, including staying at home in case of illness, frequent aeration or ventilation, social distancing, good coughing etiquette, hand hygiene and cleaning.

Yes. From 15 November 2022, citizens who are not offered free vaccination can buy a variant-updated booster vaccination. These are provided by general practitioners, pharmacies and private providers.

Previously, it was possible to buy vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but now Pfizer's Cominarty vaccine and Moderna's SpikeVax vaccine are released for vaccination at own expense. Both are approved variant-updated BA.1 vaccines, which the Danish Health Authority assesses as effective vaccines.

Fore more information go to 'vaccination'.

Still looking for answers?

You can find out more information in our FAQ section or by contacting one of the authorities' covid-19 hotlines.