Booster vaccination programme

A booster vaccination/re-vaccination is now offered to everyone above the age of 18 years old. A re-vaccination with a third dose of the vaccine provides better and long-lasting protection against COVID-19.

The booster vaccine is free and voluntary.

At the moment, the booster vaccine is offered to people at the age of 18 years old and older.

The booster vaccine is offered when the citizen has completed his or her primary vaccination at least 4 months and 2 weeks ago. In some cities you’ll be called in for vaccination at the local health center, while other cities will have open drop-in vaccination. Please find the vaccination plan here.

You’ll be offered the same type of vaccine as the one you received for your primary vaccination.

People who in Denmark have been offered the booster vaccination and who meet the above criteria, will be offered the booster vaccination in Greenland, even though they did not receive their primary vaccination here. The requirement that your primary vaccination ended at least four months and two weeks ago, must be met.

The EU Commission has given its approval for both the third dose of the Comirnaty® Pfizer/BioNTech and the Spikevax® Moderna vaccine to be given as a re-vaccination to people aged 18 and over.

The booster vaccination may only be given at the earliest four months and two weeks after the person has received their second primary vaccination dose. You’ll be offered the same vaccine as for your primary vaccination.

For the booster vaccination with Comirnaty® Pfizer/BioNTech, you’ll be given the same dose as for the primary vaccination (30 microgram).

For the booster vaccination with Spikevax Moderna, you’ll be given the same dose as for the primary vaccination (50 microgram).

In some special cases, and after a specific medical assessment, an “off label” booster vaccination may be given if the citizen was not vaccinated with the vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech for their primary vaccination.

The same precautions and contraindications apply as with the primary vaccination against COVID-19. Learn more about the precautions and contraindications here.

All vaccines can cause side effects, including vaccines against COVID-19. In most cases, the side effects are mild and temporary, and are common and most often harmless. The health authorities consider EU-approved vaccines to be very safe and well documented.

In the case of the booster vaccination, the same side-effects as the side-effects from the primary vaccination against COVID-19 can be expected.

Read more about the side effects here.

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