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

Denmark has become the first country in the world to suspend the rollout of the COVID vaccination after health chiefs said the pandemic was under control.

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

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“We are therefore ending the mass vaccination programme,” said Bolet Soborg, director of infectious diseases at the authority.

It will continue to recommend injections for some vulnerable groups, and health officials plan to resume after the summer.

“We plan to reopen the vaccination program in the fall. This will be preceded by a thorough professional evaluation as to who and when to vaccinate and which vaccines to be administered,” Ms Soberg said.

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

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 that although the pandemic is not over, the virus is better controlled.

“We are at a different time in the pandemic,” he said.

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

However, he cautioned that “this does not mean the pandemic is over”.

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