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Denmark to offer 4th vaccine dose to vulnerable

Denmark to offer 4th vaccine dose to vulnerable

The Danish government said Wednesday it is proposing a fourth Covid vaccine dose for people deemed highly vulnerable amid a spike in cases of the Omicron variant.

Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said the move marked a "new chapter" in the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Denmark will offer the fourth dose to "the most vulnerable citizens" who received an initial booster during the autumn, Heunicke told a news conference.

He also announced the re-opening of cultural institutions closed since December 19 in a country where 3,433 people have died since the start of the pandemic, according to latest official data published Wednesday.