Denmark’s Coronapas app ‘not showing information’ after third vaccine dose 

People who have received a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as a booster may experience difficulties using their Coronapas digital health certificate app for travel.

Denmark’s Coronapas app 'not showing information' after third vaccine dose 
The Coronapas app is no longer required in Denmark, but can be used to document Covid-19 vaccination for overseas travel. Photo: Signe Goldmann/Ritzau Scanpix

The error, which could result in problems for people using the app to document vaccination when travelling, was confirmed by the Danish Health Data Authority (Sundhedsdatastyrelsen) in an email to broadcaster DR.

Newspaper Ekstra Bladet has reported the same issue.

The problem is related to the disappearance of the first dose from the data held by the app after the third dose has been registered, DR writes.

That can cause problems for travellers who use the app to document full vaccination status.

“It can cause challenges if you are travelling to countries which consider individuals to be fully vaccinated after a set period following the second dose. Because the first vaccination currently does not display, the (Coronapas) will appear to show that vaccination was not completed until quite recently,” the agency told DR.

The health data authority was expected to give a timeline for correction of the problem later on Tuesday.

Denmark has begun giving third Covid-19 vaccination shots to care home residents and selected people with compromised immune systems, but is yet to move on to other groups.


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Covid-19: Denmark decides against additional booster this winter

No additional booster vaccination against Covid-19 will be offered this winter, the Danish Health Authority confirmed on Wednesday.

Covid-19: Denmark decides against additional booster this winter

Together with an expert advisory group, the Health Authority has considered whether to offer vulnerable groups an extra booster vaccination against Covid-19 this winter.

People at higher risk of serious illness with the virus including those over the age of 85 will not be offered a further booster this winter, the authority has decided.

Denmark offered a booster in autumn 2022 to all people over the age of 50 and younger people considered vulnerable to the coronavirus.

The booster was backed up by data suggesting it improves protection against hospitalisation with Covid-19 by 74 percent, according to the Danish Health Authority.

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Infection numbers in Denmark are currently low.

“We have the highest vaccine uptake in Europe and the vaccines have proved to be effective, including for the elderly and most vulnerable. We are in a good place in the Covid-19 epidemic. We can only be pleased about this,” head of section and consultant physician Kirstine Moll Harboe said in the statement.

The health authority nevertheless expects immunity and effectiveness of vaccines to fall over time and will therefore develop a plan for a new booster vaccination campaign to take place in the autumn.