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Vaccine against Covid-19: not recommended for people under 50, prohibited for children... The true from the false in Denmark

2022-09-18T13:19:39.119Z

For the past few days, many Internet users have been claiming that Denmark is now banning young adults from getting vaccinated, after a



Thus, Denmark would be “the country to follow”.

On social networks, personalities like the former number 2 of the RN Florian Philippot but also many anonymous people, generally "antivax", have been touting Denmark's Covid-19 vaccination strategy in recent days.

The Nordic country has just “prohibited” adults under the age of 50 from getting immunized, after taking a similar decision concerning minors.

Ouch!

After being the first country to ban vaccination with poisons for those under 18, now Denmark is banning it for those under 50!!!

Of course Denmark has not explicitly said that the risks of mRNA stings now outweigh

— It's Time To Wake Up (@IReveiller) September 14, 2022

But the reality is less clear-cut.

We cover the full story in this article.

Vaccination prohibited for people under 50

It is more complicated than that

The Statens Serum Institut, the infectious disease control agency in Denmark, published its recommendations for vaccination on Tuesday (September 13) in the run-up to the 2022/2023 autumn and winter season.

The aim is to “protect those most at risk of becoming seriously ill and to prevent the Danish healthcare system, especially hospitals, from being overburdened”.

With this in mind, from October 1, only people aged at least 50 and those younger at risk of a severe form of the disease will be called upon to be vaccinated.

Eligible under 50s are those with chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity (BMI greater than 35) or serious neurological disease, according to the full list available on the SSI website.

Caregivers and many health or paramedical professionals (pharmacists, dentists, paramedics, psychologists, etc.) are also invited to go through the injection box.

This booster vaccination must take place at least three months after the last injection received, without obligation.

The vaccine used will be messenger RNA and adapted to Omicron, for greater efficiency.

The over 50s will receive an invitation, the youngest will have to complete a declaration of honor on the Internet or contact their doctor.

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These recommendations could change depending on the epidemiological situation.

Moreover, vaccination is not “prohibited” for those under 50 years old.

As the TV channel 2 specifies on its site, every adult, whatever their age, is always encouraged to receive their first, second or third dose if they have not yet done so.

On the other hand, an additional "booster" is now only recommended for people at risk.

As in France, in short, since the 2nd reminder is only intended for people over 60 and for adults with comorbidities for the moment.

Vaccination prohibited for pregnant women

Fake

Some netizens also claim that Denmark now prohibits pregnant women from getting vaccinated.

This is false: women who are expecting a baby are among the categories of adults eligible for the booster vaccination this autumn/winter and the Danish authorities still recommend that they get immunized, because of the risks they run.

This "fake news" that pregnant women should no longer be vaccinated is also often put forward about the United Kingdom.

Didier Raoult himself said so at the beginning of September.

But this is just as false as in Denmark.

British health authorities still “strongly” recommend that pregnant women get vaccinated.

Children can no longer be vaccinated

partly true

Denmark would therefore also have decided to prohibit children from being vaccinated against Covid-19.

Since July 1, in fact, minors are no longer eligible for the first dose.

And since September 1, those who have already received a first injection can no longer receive a second one.

The authorities justify this by the fact that children and adolescents present a very low risk of a serious form since the arrival of the Omicron variant at the end of 2021. Many of them have, moreover, already been infected and benefit from a natural immunity.

But this rule does not apply to all minors.

Those who are at particularly high risk of a severe form, for example if they suffer from heavy comorbidities, can always be vaccinated.

Their number is considered “very limited” by the SSI.

Furthermore, it should be noted that Denmark is one of the European countries where the vaccination coverage of minors is the highest.

Nearly 80% of 12-15 year olds and nearly 40% of 5-11 year olds have received two doses of the Covid vaccine, according to official data.

In France, complete vaccination coverage for 5-11 year olds barely reaches 5%.

In summary

  • An additional booster dose in Denmark this fall/winter is planned, at this stage, for people at risk (over 50, under 50 with comorbidities, pregnant women, caregivers or social sector personnel).

  • Minors can no longer be vaccinated in Denmark (unless they are at high risk of severe form).

    But the vaccination coverage of children is much higher there than in France, for example.

Source: leparis

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