Denmark has become the first country to suspend its Covid vaccination programme as its health authority says the virus has been brought under control. The Telegraph has the story.
The Danish Health Authority noted the high levels of vaccination, a drop in the number of new infections, and stabilising hospitalisation rates as contributing factors to the decision to halt the national immunisation drive.
Denmark’s Government became the first EU country to remove all pandemic-related domestic restrictions on February 1st, when it announced the virus was no longer considered a critical threat.
About 81% of Denmark’s 5.8 million inhabitants are fully vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine, and a further 62% have received a booster jab.
The Government will no longer issue vaccination invitations after May 15th but health officials expect to resume the programme after the summer.
Bolette Soborg said: “We plan to reopen the vaccination programme in the autumn. This will be preceded by a thorough professional assessment of who and when to vaccinate and with which vaccines.”
Encouraging development in the slow walk back to normality.
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