Denmark Cancels COVID Vaccination: Government Reports Victory Against Virus

Denmark Cancels COVID Vaccination: Government Reports Victory Against Virus

  • Denmark has become the first country to halt its COVID vaccination campaign.
  • The country brought vaccination to an end on Wednesday after health officials claimed that COVID 19 is under control.
  • The Health and Medicine Authority disclosed that vaccination will continue after September.

Denmark is officially the first country to put a halt to its COVID vaccination program. The government decided to put vaccination on hold after reports that the virus had been brought under control.

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In a statement that was released by the Danish Health Authority on Wednesday, it said:

“Spring has arrived, vaccine coverage in the Danish population is high, and the epidemic is reversed,”

“Therefore, the National Board of Health is now ending the broad vaccination efforts against Covid-19 for this season,”

The statement further disclosed that people will not be invited for vaccines from May 15. However, people who are yet to receive the complete dose will be able to finish their course of vaccination.

Denmark began its COVID vaccination campaign in late December 2020. Since then, more than 4.8 million people have been vaccinated across the country. The health authority also reported that more than 3.6 million have been jabbed with the booster shot.

Read also: Pfizer Request Authorization for COVID 19 Vaccine Booster Shots in Kids Below 10

Meanwhile, many people in the country were infected with the virus when the omicron variant became rampant. This increased immunity levels among a lot of the population.

Despite the country halting the vaccination program, it disclosed that the decision is only temporary. The Danish Health and Medicines Authority claims that there will likely be a need for vaccination to continue by fall. The new vaccination program will seek to protect people from mutations of COVID 19.

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