WORLD Denmark starts first batch of COVID-19 vaccinations

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Denmark starts first batch of COVID-19 vaccinations

Xinhua

22:28, December 27, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- The elderly and the chronically ill became the first group of Danes to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday morning.

Jytte Margrete Frederiksen (83) is being vaccinated as one of the first Danes in Ishoj, Denmark on, December 27, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

Denmark is dispensing an initial delivery of 9,750 doses of the vaccines, with more to follow weekly.

"One must not think that there comes a vaccination, so that now I can start hugging again, and now everything becomes normal. It will not go that fast, but we are now fortunately moving in the direction of something that is more normal again," said Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen during a press conference on Sunday.

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen reacts as she follows the first innoculation via video link from her residence Marienborg, north of Copenhagen, as Jytte Margrete Frederiksen (83) receives the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine on December 27, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

To date, the country has reported 151,764 COVID-19 cases and 1,153 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

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