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Latest news about COVID-19 virus

At this website you can find information about the changes in Esbjerg Municipality caused by the COVID-19 virus.

Prevent infection

Infection with a number of respiratory diseases such as covid-19, influenza, whooping cough, and RS virus is increasing. To reduce the spread of infection, the Danish Health Authority recommends that you follow five general recommendations: 

  • Stay home if you are ill
  • Open windows and doors and ventilate your home regularly
  • Wash hands frequently or use hand sanitiser
  • Clean thoroughly and regularly, especially surfaces that are touched by many people
  • Cough and sneeze into you sleeve

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How to prevent infection


The Danish Health Authority recommends that everyone aged 65 and older should be vaccinated against covid-19 and influenza. The same applies to pregnant women and individuals who have a chronic illness, which increases the risk of becoming seriously ill if they become infected. Vaccination against covid-19 and influenza reduces the risk of a serious illness.

In addition, the Danish Health Authority recommends that pregnant women should be vaccinated against whooping cough and that children aged 2-6 should be vaccinated against influenza.

Book an appointment to get vaccinated

If you are 65 years or older, you will receive an invitation for vaccination against both influenza and covid-19 in your Digital Post or as a physical letter. The same applies if you have a child aged 2-6 who is recommended to be vaccinated against influenza.

If you are recommended for vaccination because you are pregnant or at increased risk of a severe course, for example, due to a chronic illness, you will not receive an invitation. Instead, you should go directly to, where you will have the opportunity to book an appointment.

The vaccination period is from October 2, 2023, to January 15, 2024. You have to book an appointment through

If you have difficulty booking an appointment online, you can contact the regional hotline at phone: 9944 0717 (press 1). They can assist with booking an appointment only if you have received an invitation in e-Boks.

You can receive the vaccine at:

  • the vaccination center located at Haraldsgade 12, Building D, 6700 Esbjerg
  • at certain pharmacies

Who should be vaccinated?

Persons aged 65 and over and persons at increased risk
Persons aged 65 and over, as well as individuals at an increased risk of becoming seriously ill from influenza or COVID-19, can receive free vaccinations. This includes individuals living with certain chronic diseases or severely compromised immune systems.

Persons in close contact with individuals at increased risk can also receive vaccinations. This may include relatives of individuals with severely compromised immune systems.

Pregnant women
Pregnant women have an increased risk of experiencing a severe course of illness from influenza and COVID-19. Therefore, the Health Authority recommends that pregnant women be vaccinated against both diseases in the 2nd or 3rd trimester. Vaccination also protects the unborn child.

Children aged 2 to 6 years
The Health Authority recommends that children aged 2 to 6 years receive vaccination against influenza. The vaccination is administered as a nasal spray and helps protect the child, younger siblings, grandparents, and other individuals at an increased risk of becoming seriously ill from influenza.

The situation in Esbjerg Municipality

COVID-19 is no longer categorized as a socially critical disease, and therefore all restrictions have been discontinued.

Coronavirus is still present in society, this also applies to Esbjerg Municipality.

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Current information about covid-19

Where can I get tested for covid-19?

The public covid-19 test centers are closed. It will only be possible to get a public PCR test if a doctor finds it necessary.

Do you need a test, e.g. in connection with work or vacation, you must use a private test provider.

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Who should be tested for covid-19?

Corona information