On Monday, the regions will test whether they can live up to the goal of being able to vaccinate 100,000 in one day.
On Monday, the Danish vaccination effort will stand the test of time.
100,000 citizens across the country are scheduled to be vaccinated during the day in the country’s emerging regions.
It is a stress test of whether the regions are ready to take on the task when Denmark will receive more vaccines in the coming weeks and months than before.
At the beginning of the year, the National Board of Health announced that the regions should be able to vaccinate 100,000 a day, and this is the first time that it is necessary to test whether this task can be lifted.
– The next big vaccination day will be on Monday: We vaccinate 100,000 in Denmark with Pfizer and Moderna in one day, writes Minister of Health Magnus Heunicke (S) on Twitter.
– This is our second large-scale vaccine day. We are doing this to prepare for the coming time, when the delivery plans show that we must be ready to receive larger deliveries, he writes.
On 26 February, the regions went through a similar general test – albeit on a somewhat smaller scale – where around 35,000 were vaccinated in one day.
So far, it is the day with the most vaccine stings in one day in Denmark. Now about three times as many have to go through the system.
The big vaccine day falls at a time when Denmark has begun to receive more vaccines than before.
In the first weeks of April, Denmark receives around 250,000 vaccines a week. It is expected to rise to 400,000 in May, 800,000 in June and 1.3 million in July.
The figures include the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is currently suspended in Denmark.
/ ritzau /