The Danish Childhood Vaccination Programme offers vaccination against ten infectious diseases to all children in Denmark, free of charge.
Childhood vaccination prevents diseases that can otherwise be very serious for children. Some of these childhood illnesses are very infectious, such that all children will be infected and develop disease if they are not vaccinated. This includes measles, mumps, rubella (German measles) and whooping cough.
For some infectious diseases, free vaccinations are offered outside the Childhood Vaccination program. This includes influenza and pneumococci. For more information, please see Vaccination of risk groups.
People travelling outside Denmark may need additional vaccines. These are paid for by the person themselves. For more information, please see the Travel vaccination.