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Denmark Will No Longer Offer Covid-19 Vaccinations For People Under The Age Of 50

By Nicole Dominique
·  2 min read
Denmark Woman

Denmark will no longer vaccinate minors and will continue to recommend Covid-19 vaccinations for people over the age of 50.

The Danish Health Authority has recently announced that they will recommend Covid-19 vaccinations for middle-aged and senior citizens for their autumn vaccination program. At the start of the program, the Danish Health Authority will provide more guidelines for at-risk individuals under 50. However, as it currently stands, the Danish government will stop offering the vaccine to healthy individuals under 50.

The Danish Health Authority’s website states that “The purpose of vaccination is not to prevent infection with Covid-19, and people aged under 50 are therefore currently not being offered booster vaccination.” They added, “People aged under 50 are generally not at particularly higher risk of becoming severely ill from Covid-19. In addition, younger people aged under 50 are well protected against becoming severely ill from Covid-19, as a very large number of them have already been vaccinated and have previously been infected with Covid-19, and there is consequently good immunity among this part of the population.”

While the CDC still recommends that children (from the ages of 6 months to 5 years old) in the U.S. receive the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, it's no longer allowed for minors to get vaccinated in Denmark. “From 1 July 2022, it was no longer possible for children and adolescents under 18 to get the first injection and, from 1 September 2022, it was no longer possible for them to get the second injection,” the Danish Health Authority says.

In 2021, the Danish government provided compensation for a woman who sustained injuries from getting the shot. The woman was hospitalized shortly after her first dose which caused blood clots in her arm, brain, and liver. Currently, the U.S. does not provide compensation for injuries that may have been caused by Pfizer or Moderna. How long will it take for the U.S. to recognize that vaccine injuries may not be rare as they claim?

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