Denmark plans to vaccinate children between the ages of 12 and 15 from September

Pfizer vaccinePhoto: AP Photo / Elaine Thompson

Danish children between the ages of 12 and 15 will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine, the National Board of Health stated on Thursday. The effort will probably start in September.

“The vaccine is safe for those between 12 and 15, and the effectiveness is very high,” the National Board of Health’s director Søren Bostrøm said at a press conference. 

He also noted that he wants more information about the safety of children and believes it will become available in the next few weeks.

“We would like more data when it comes to children. We expect to get that over the summer because countries like the US have used the vaccine from Pfizer,” he said. 

The National Board of Health will examine the experiences from other countries before the roll-out among the youngest can start.

Start planned for September

The vaccines will be offered to 12- to 15-year-olds after everyone who is 16 years or older has been vaccinated, probably in September.

Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine is currently the only one approved in the EU for people in this age group.

At the beginning of the month, Norway’s National Institute of Public Health (FHI) told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that they would allow children with serious health problems in Norway to get vaccinated, but that the general vaccination of children between 12 and 15 is not considered relevant yet.

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