Denmark to offer 4th COVID vaccine shots to the highly vulnerable

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The Danish government proposes a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose for highly vulnerable people, amid a spike in cases of the Omicron variant.

Health Minister Magnus Heunicke says the move marks a “new chapter” in the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Denmark will offer the fourth dose to “the most vulnerable citizens” — notably those diagnosed with serious ailments who received an initial booster during the autumn, Heunicke tells a news conference.

Health authorities say those concerned will be contacted by early next week.

Praising an “ambitious” immunization campaign, Heunicke says Denmark “once again has the epidemic under control” as it looks to join Israel and Chile in offering a fourth dose to at-risk citizens.

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