Denmark will vaccinate teenagers from the age of 12 against the coronavirus. The youngsters will probably have to wait a few more months before it is their turn.
The country’s health authority says the other age groups will be given priority.
The Danish authorities want to increase the vaccination rate in the country in the run-up to winter by vaccinating teenagers. The youngsters will probably only be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine initially, as the other vaccines have not yet been approved for their age group.
Health Authority Director Søren Brostrøm said adult vaccination should be completed by mid-September. In the most optimistic scenario, 75 percent of Danes will be protected against the virus, he said. An additional 4 percent can be added if the adolescents are also vaccinated.
In other places in Europe, it is already teenagers’ turn. Young people from 12 years old can be vaccinated in France since Tuesday.