An odd thing is happening in Denmark.
Though the government is expecting an increase in the number of COVID cases this fall in line with the upcoming flu season it will not be vaccinating anyone below the age of 50, unless they have underlining health issues.
The reason is that healthy people under the age of 50 are not particularly vulnerable to the virus.
The Government of Denmark explains:
With the autumn vaccination programme, we aim to prevent serious illness, hospitalisation and death. The risk of becoming severely ill from covid-19 increases with age. Therefore, people who have reached the age of 50 and particularly vulnerable people will be offered vaccination. We expect that many people will be infected with covid-19 during autumn and winter. It is therefore important that the population remembers the guidance on how to prevent infection, which also applies to a number of other infectious diseases.
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.
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