Danish health authorities will soon offer fourth vaccine shots to particularly vulnerable groups, Health Minister Magnus Heunicke has announced, APA reports citing Sputnik.
At a time when nearly 55 percent of Danes have received their third shot against COVID-19, the rollout of the next booster is already on the way.
So far, only a tiny fraction of Danes, including a handful of arthritis patients, have been offered a fourth shot in an attempt to bolster their weakened immune system. This week and the next, however, second boosters will be administered to a broader group of people.
"It is focused on those most at risk. These are cancer patients, patients in immunotherapy, and people with immune diseases", Søren Brostrøm, the director of the National Board of Health, said, as quoted by the newspaper Avisen, recalling that they were the first ones to get their third shots in early autumn as well.
According to Brostrøm, nursing home residents and the oldest in the community are also being considered for the fourth shots as well.
"So far, they are well protected by the third shot, which they got in the autumn and early winter. But if we see something that makes us think we should act, then we'll do it", Brostrøm said.