COPENHAGEN — Denmark’s Health Minister declared Monday “the big vaccine day," with 100,000 people to be vaccinated in one day as officials test the system ahead of a June rollout where four times as many people as that will be vaccinated each day.
The shots will be given in 68 inoculation
Minister Magnus Heunicke said Danes will “set a new record,” and urged people to arrive on time and have high spirits.
The bulk of the vaccination will be in Copenhagen and surroundings, where one-third of the population lives.
At the Oeksnehallen exhibition
“There will be no breaks and it will run continuously with people taking turns,” head of the Oeksnehallen vaccination
So far 868,461 people, or nearly 15% of the population, have received the first shot and 445,566 people, or nearly 8%, have had both.
Soeren Riis Paludan, a professor of virology with the Aarhus University in Denmark’s second largest city told Danish broadcaster DR that when Danes get vaccinated “the basis for shutting down society will soon disappear.”
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