New date released: All citizens in Denmark will be offered a vaccine by July

by Megan McPhee Christensen

Two steps forward, one step back.

The Danish Health Authority has been going back and forth the past week on when exactly they expect that all adults residing in Denmark will have been offered a vaccine against Covid-19.

That is what TV 2 and Ekstra Bladet, among others, have written.

All residents in Denmark are now expected to be offered a vaccination against covid-19 on the July 25 at the latest… which is three weeks earlier than previously stated.

Last week the end-date was mid-August

In the past week, it was thought that the end date would be somewhere in the middle of August.

That was the evaluation made after it was announced that the AstraZeneca-vaccine had been suspended from use.

However, the expectation is now that deliveries of AstraZeneca will be halved in the period leading up to summer.

Right now, the vaccine remains suspended until March 29, but in the vaccination calendar, there are further deliveries from AstraZeneca scheduled in both weeks 14 and 15.

Foreigners with legal residence will be offered a vaccine

If you are not a Danish citizen, you might have wondered whether or not you are eligible for a vaccine.

The Danish Ministry of Health has confirmed that foreigners who legally reside in Denmark will be offered the vaccine.

Read The Local’s summary of when and how you can receive the vaccination here.

Stay updated on the efforts against Covid-19 via the Danish Health Authority’s website.