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How you will get vaccinated

Everyone in Denmark aged 5 and older can be vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination is free and voluntary.

If you wish to be vaccinated against covid-19, you can: 

1. Book an appointment for vaccination against covid-19 by logging on to vacciner.dk with your NemID. Here you can see available times and where you can get vaccinated.

2. Contact you region if you need help with booking or changing your appointment.

Telephone number for your region of residence:

  • Capital Region of Denmark - Tel. 38 66 00 00
  • Region Zealand - Tel. 70 20 42 22
  • Region of Southern Denmark - Tel. 99 44 07 17, press 1
  • Central Denmark Region - Tel. 78 41 48 40
  • Northern Denmark Region - Tel. 97 64 84 63
  • You can also get vaccinated at a general practitioner or a privately run vaccination centre.

Click here to see where you can get vaccinated against covid-19 

The practicalities of vaccination

1. What is the recommended interval between the 1st and 2nd dose?

The timing between your 1st and 2nd dose depends on which vaccine. It is essential to observe the recommended interval between the two injections to achieve the full effect of the vaccination.

The vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech

The 2nd vaccine dose should be given 21 to 42 days after the first injection.

  • If you are unable to get your 2nd vaccine dose by day 42 (due to acute illness, for example), you will be given the 2nd dose as soon as possible. This 2nd dose should still give you some protection. However, the impact of a delayed second dose has not yet been fully documented.
  • If you happen to receive the 2nd dose less than 19 days after the first injection, you are going to need to get a 3rd dose. The 3rd dose must be given between 21 to 42 days after the last injection – or as soon as possible thereafter.

The vaccine from Moderna

The 2nd vaccine dose should be given 28 to 43 days after the first injection.

  • If you are unable to get your 2nd vaccine dose by day 43 (due to acute illness, for example), you will be given the 2nd dose as soon as possible. This 2nd dose should still give you some protection. However, the impact of a delayed second dose has not yet been fully documented.
  • If you happen to receive the 2nd dose less than 25 days after the first injection, you are going to need to get a 3rd dose. The 3rd dose must be given between 28 to 43 days after the last injection – or as soon as possible thereafter.

Vaccination with the vaccine from AstraZeneca – followed by Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

We recommended that people initially injected with the vaccine from AstraZeneca be given the 2nd dose with an mRNA vaccine approximately 12 weeks after the 1st dose with the vaccine from AstraZeneca.

  • If you are unable to get your 2nd vaccine dose after 84 days (12 weeks), you will be given the 2nd dose as soon as possible. You do not have to get the 2nd dose exactly 12 weeks after the 1st injection – you can get the vaccine a little before or after and still be protected against covid-19. Once you have received your 2nd vaccine dose, you will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days later.
  • If you happen to get the 2nd vaccine dose less than 26 days from the 1st dose, you are going to need to get a 3rd dose. The 3rd dose should be given within the recommended interval for the mRNA vaccine you have received.

Please note that many have already been offered a 3rd booster vaccine dose.

Learn more about booster vaccination against covid-19

 

2. Can I choose which vaccine I want to have?

When you are invited to vaccination, you will be assigned a course of vaccination with a specific vaccine type in advance.

However, it is possible to be vaccinated with a different type of vaccine than the one you were initially assigned. Simply show up for your vaccination appointment and have the vaccinator give you the type of vaccine you want. Please do not call the regional hotlines beforehand.

When you are offered revaccination – i.e., the 3rd top-up booster vaccine dose – you must be vaccinated with the same type of vaccine that you were given for your 1st and 2nd injections.

The two vaccines against covid-19 included in the Danish vaccination programme – the covid-19 vaccines from Moderna (Spikevax®) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty®) – are considered equally safe and efficacious. The vaccines are based on the same technology and are both highly effective.

Learn more about the vaccines

Other questions about vaccination

1. Can I get vaccinated if I am ill?

If you have a fever (38 degrees or more) or have an acute and severe infection such as pneumonia, the vaccination should be postponed. You may be vaccinated if you only have a slight increase in temperature or a mild infection like the common cold. Please always consider whether your symptoms could be indicative of covid-19.

2. Can I get vaccinated if I either have or have had covid-19?

You cannot get vaccinated while you have covid-19, but you may get vaccinated if you have had covid-19.

I have already had covid-19

If you have already had covid-19, we recommend that you wait to be vaccinated until one month after you have recovered. If you become ill with covid-19 in the interval between the 1st and 2nd vaccine dose, we recommend postponing the 2nd dose until 1 month after you have recovered.

If you are waiting for test results, we recommend postponing the vaccination until you have tested negative. Do not get vaccinated if you have covid-19.

I am waiting for my covid-19 test result because I might be infected
If you are waiting for the result of a covid-19 test, please postpone vaccination until you know whether you have covid-19 or not. You must not get vaccinated while you are infected with novel coronavirus.

I am waiting for my COVID-19 test result but do not suspect that I may be infected
If you do not suspect that you have been infected but have been tested for covid-19 – e.g., because you are tested routinely at work, during a trip, or in similar situations where a negative test is required – then you may go ahead and get vaccinated while waiting for your test result.

To sum up: Unless you have symptoms of covid-19 – or are the close contact of someone who is infected with the virus – we do not recommend that you get tested prior to vaccination.

3. I have already had covid-19. I suppose I am already immune, so why do I need to be vaccinated?

We cannot be sure that the immunity you get when you have been infected with novel coronavirus is as good as the immunity you obtain when you are vaccinated.

Therefore, we recommend that you are vaccinated against covid-19, regardless of whether you have previously been infected with novel coronavirus. The degree of immunity you obtain after infection with novel coronavirus varies and depends on whether you develop symptoms of covid-19 and how ill you become.

Studies show that when you are vaccinated, your immune system produces cells (antibodies) to protect your body from a specific invader, and this immunity protects you against becoming reinfected with novel coronavirus.

4. Can vaccination against covid-19 affect the test result of a PCR test, an antigen test (rapid test) or an antibody test?

Vaccination against covid-19 will not affect the test result of either a PCR or an antigen test (rapid test). However, vaccination may have some impact on the result of an antibody test.

5. Should I take an antibody test after I have been vaccinated? 

Vaccines activate the immune system, which produces antibodies and cellular immunity – including memory cells that protect you against viral infection. Most people who have been vaccinated form antibodies, which can be measured in blood samples by means of an antibody test, for example. However, the cellular immune response cannot be measured in the same way.

Consequently, an antibody test does not measure the entire immune system's response to the vaccine. Therefore, if antibodies cannot be detected in blood samples, this does not mean that the vaccine is not effective. 

The Danish Health Authority does not recommend taking an antibody test after you being vaccinated against covid-19.

If you do not have NemID

If you have received a vaccination offer and do not have NemID, please call your own region of residence directly to book a time.

Regions:

The region where you have booked time for vaccination can also help you change or cancel your appointments, if you are unable to do so yourself on vacciner.dk

 

You can obtain a NemId through NemID’s website
Updated 22 DEC 2021