The Danish Health Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen) has set out a timescale and prioritisation for offering Covid-19 vaccines to the general population of the country.
According to latest figures from the authority, 320,908 people have so far received the first dose of the vaccination. Of these, 175,555 have also received a second dose.
STATUS: I alt har 320.908 personer modtaget første vaccination, hvoraf 175.555 personer er blevet færdigvaccinerede med to stik. Indsatsen skrider fremad, men vi ser fortsat forskelle på tværs af landet. https://t.co/ZuPJdD3LyS #covid19dk pic.twitter.com/en7WbNCU8a
— Sundhedsstyrelsen (@SSTSundhed) March 1, 2021
The calendar for vaccination is regularly reviewed and updated depending on supply, expected approval of future vaccines and other factors which can affect the speed at which the country rolls out vaccination.
Some of the calendar (the ‘middle’ green colour in the below chart) sets out already planned vaccines with confirmed and secured, while the lightest green is contingent upon expected supply. The darkest green in the chart below represents vaccines already given.
The health authority most recently updated the schedule on Thursday, February 26th.
What’s the order of prioritisation?
The prioritisation for vaccination as set out by the Danish Health Authority places people who live in care homes first in line for receiving the jab. Over 90 percent of all care home residents have received a first jab at the time of writing.
The next group is people over the age of 65 who receive living assistance at home. After that, people over the age of 85. According to health authority figures, 56 percent of people in the 85-89 age group have received a first vaccination, and 76 percent of people over 90 years old.
After this, the groups run as follows (scheduled dates as of February 26th, please note dates are approximate and based on readings of the Danish Health Authority calendar):
|Category||Estimated start of vaccinations (approx.)||Estimated completion of vaccinations, including 2nd dose (approx.)|
|Health and social care workers in critical roles||(commenced)||April 12th|
|People in high risk groups due to existing health conditions||(commenced)||April 5th|
|Selected close contacts or vital carers for people in high risk groups||(commenced)||April 5th|
|People aged 80-84||March 8th||April 19th|
|People aged 75-79||March 15th||April 30th|
|People aged 65-74||April 1st||May 17th|
|People under the age of 65 in higher risk groups due to existing health conditions||April 12th||May 17th|
|People in other critical societal roles||April 19th||May 24th|
|The remainder of the population, age 16-64||May 1st||June 27th|
Children under the age of 16 and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding will not be offered the vaccine unless medical assessment finds this to be necessary – for example in cases of serious disease.