Denmark plans to give fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine to 'vulnerable citizens'

European country announced reinforcement of the vaccine along with the opening of public spaces such as cinemas and theaters, closed since mid-December

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The Health Minister of Denmark, Magnus Heunicke, announced at a press conference this Wednesday, 12, that the country will propose the application of the fourth dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 in people at higher risk of contracting severe forms of the disease. “The decision to propose a fourth dose to the most vulnerable citizens opens a new chapter against the virus”, he said. According to health authorities, those who have cancer, low immunity or arthritis will have priority in immunization. The decision, whose main proposal is to try to stop the advance of the Ômicron variant, was announced along with the loosening of isolation measures in force in the European country. Starting next Sunday, the 16th, cinemas, theaters and event spaces, closed since mid-December, will be able to reopen with a maximum capacity of 500 people. Bars and restaurants will continue to be required to close at 11pm. In addition to Denmark, Chile and Israel already apply the fourth dose in groups with comorbidities and the elderly. According to the Our World In Data platform, 80% of the population of the Nordic country is fully vaccinated.

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