General information about vaccination in Denmark?

vaccination in Denmark

Vaccination doesn’t play a big role in Denmark. 

You don’t need a specific vaccination to visit Denmark. However it’s wise to be aware of your health and what vaccinations you’ve received in your home country when travelling. Flu season generally starts around November in Denmark and continues until April. Be sure to take proper health precautions regarding the flu.

When does it occur?
Most vaccinations are given to children ages 3 months to 12 years old. There is a timetable here which indicates the ages at which vaccinations are given and whether or not a follow up with a doctor is required. As previously mentioned, these are free of charge for individuals under 18. However, women over 18 years old can receive the MMR vaccination (measles, mumps, and rubella) free of charge if they did not receive it as a child.

Do I need a vaccination if I travel abroad?
While you don’t require vaccinations for most places that you’re traveling to, vaccination for visitors does depend on the destination. It’s difficult to have a worldwide overview of these policies as they are so variable. However, if you’re planning to visit either Africa or Asia you often need several vaccinations or medicine. Dosage of the vaccinations dosage may also change depending on the duration of your stay.

Remember to be on top of things and to call your doctor if you have any doubts.

What about the flu shot?
While the flu shot is not mandated in Denmark, it is suggested that those over the age of 65 receive the vaccination. If you have moved to Denmark and wish to get the flu shot, you may go to your doctor who will be able to administer the vaccination. The cost for the flu shot is variable, but is never outrageously priced.

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