Denmark to produce COVID-19 vaccines by 2022
“As a result we will aim to produce vaccines against COVID-19 in Denmark in 2022. At that time, all Danes who want it will have received their first vaccinations a long time ago. However, it won’t necessarily be their last.”
Frederiksen underlined that we could be facing a future when everyone will need to be revaccinated.
The plan is for a privately-owned – by a Danish or foreign company – factory to be established in Denmark sometime next year.
The PM said the decision was made following discussions with Denmark’s potent life science sector.
“It’s about COVID-19 and also potentially looking into a completely new form of vaccine technology and production – which has immense human and commercial perspectives,” said Frederiksen.
In the coming weeks, the government will further investigate the possibilities and enter into dialogue with market players.
After that, a proposal will be brought before Parliament for approval. ■