2019

  • The majority of schools enjoy a high vaccination coverage
    15 May 2019
    A new study from Statistics Denmark and Statens Serum Institut reveals that nearly half of all Danish school children attend schools where 90-100% of the pupils have been vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella. Even so, relatively few schools ...

  • 2018 was another good vaccination year
    15 May 2019
    Overall, all vaccinations in the Danish childhood vaccination programme improved in terms of coverage in 2018 or remained at par with the levels observed in 2017. Additionally, a strong increase was observed in HPV vaccination among girls who turned ...

  • Laboratory-confirmed whooping cough remained stable in 2018
    15 May 2019
    The level of laboratory-confirmed whooping cough observed in 2018 was very similar to the level recorded before and after the 2016 epidemic. More were tested and fewer tested positive.

  • The Danish National Biobank launches podcast for researchers
    4 April 2019
    To spread the word about the unique research opportunities in the Danish National Biobank, and help inspire future collaborations, we are now launching a podcast that invites listeners inside, right next to some of the research collaborations ta...

  • Novel primary vaccine in the childhood vaccination programme
    11 March 2019
    As from 18 March 2019, the Pentavac vaccine will be introduced as a new primary vaccine in the childhood vaccination programme. Pentavac is equivalent to the previously used primary vaccine DiTeKiPol/Hib from AJ Vaccines A/S (previously an SSI vaccin...

  • Research study from SSI attracts attention worldwide
    11 March 2019
    On Tuesday, Statens Serum Institut (SSI) published the results of a research study which denies any claims of association between the MMR vaccine and autism. The results were later mentioned in the media all over the world, and the article is the mos...

  • No association between MMR Vaccine and Autism
    4 March 2019
    A study by researchers from Statens Serum Institut (SSI) once again invalidates the claim that the MMR vaccine increases children’s risk of developing autism. The study results are timely because Europe is currently witnessing a tripling of mea...

  • More people fell ill due to leptospirosis in 2017 and 2018
    8 February 2019
    Compared with previous years, both 2017 and 2018 saw an increase in the number of patients who became infected by leptospira bacteria, which cause a rare but serious condition.

  • Infections in Denmark in 2018
    7 February 2019
    Statens Serum Institut reports on infections in 2018

  • New vaccine formulation in the childhood vaccination programme
    18 January 2019
    DiTeKiPol/Hib to be replaced by Pentavac starting in March.