COVID-19: Denmark suspends COVID vaccination program and health officials say virus is under control

Denmark became the first country in the world to suspend COVID vaccination after health officials said the pandemic was under control.

The Danish health authority has announced it has decided to “reduce” implementation from 15 May, as many people have been vaccinated, new infections are declining and hospitalization rates are stabilizing.

A country that has raised everyone COVID-19[feminine] in February, after a third wave of “leveling”, he will be the first to cancel the launch, and health officials say he is in a “good” position.

“That’s why we’re ending the mass vaccination program,” said Bolette Soborg, the institution’s director of infectious diseases.

It will continue to recommend injections to certain vulnerable groups, and health officials plan to start resuming them after the summer.

“We plan to renew the vaccination program in the autumn. This will be preceded by a thorough professional assessment of who and when and with what vaccines to vaccinate, ”said Soberg.

About 81% of the country’s 5.8 million people are fully vaccinated with two doses, and another 62% have received a booster dose.

A cautiously optimistic American expert

America’s top infectious disease expert this week expressed optimism about the pandemic situation in the country.

Dr Anthony Fauci said although the pandemic is not over, the virus is better controlled.

“We are in another time of pandemic,” he said.

After a severe winter surge, he said, “Now we have slowed down and entered a more controlled phase.”

However, he warned that “this in no way means that the pandemic is over”.

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