Denmark is constantly on the top of global happiest-countries-in-the-world surveys and any traveler paying a visit to the smallest Scandinavian country easily understands why. Inhabited by bloodthirsty Vikings in the past, Denmark offers today a very high quality of life to its population, dominated by the delightful concept of Hygge. The whole country seems to come out from a fairy-tale, from charming colorful fishing villages on the coast to endless green fields in the countryside. Hosting a myriad of small islands, Denmark is surrounded by water and people here have always been living to the captivating rhythm of the sea.
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
DENMARK – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.|
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for most travelers, especially those who are staying with friends or relatives; visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to “adventurous eating”|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|Tick-borne Encephalitis||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Lyme disease||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Azithromycin or Suprax|
In Denmark, most of the primary health care services are free of charge and of excellent quality. If you require medical care, you need to see a general practitioner, who will refer you to a specialist if necessary. Health care is always excellent in Denmark, from the reception to consultations, treatments and emergency services (which are free). Be aware that the medical infrastructure is however limited in the Faroe Islands.
In case of emergency, call 112.
Pharmaceutical establishments in Denmark are licensed by the Ministry of Health, and numerous high quality pharmacies are found across the country. Drug prices are fixed on a flat-rate basis. But it is always safer to bring your own basic medicines and first aid kit to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Dial 112 for emergency assistance.