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APPEAL from Danish Health Authorities concerning PCR test

Help alleviate the PCR test system: Do NOT take a “safety” PCR test but take an antigen (quick test) instead. Only take a PCR test for one of the below reasons.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

At today’s COVID-19 press meeting update (December 7th) one important message was sent out by the authorities.

Due to pressure on the test and vaccine system an appeal was made to only use the PCR test system if you have one of the reasons listed below to do so:

– You have symptoms of COVID-19
– You are a close contact to someone who has been confirmed infected with COVID-19
– Your Quick test was positive, a PCR test is needed to check for variant etc and to qualify the quick test as positive
– If the nearest test centre is very booked, try to take one further away if possible

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– If you need a test to get a green corona pass, take a quick test ( also called antigen test)
– To help you navigate the queues check the waiting time at the different quick test centres, they can be found either at the site of the private suppliers or at the public site of


If you are going somewhere for instance a private party then take a self-test

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All the above can help the current pressure on the public testing system, which is affected also by the need for personnel to help vaccinate. Vaccination is one of the important tools to curb and contain the epidemic.

The booster vaccine has at time of writing been given to 1 million residents, and by mid-December, it is expected that more than 90 percent of Danish residents above the age of 65 have been received their 3 shot.

Every week many residents are invited to get their booster vaccine and the ambition is that all those who have had 2 shots will be able to get their 3 shot by the end of the six-month period after the last shot was given of the 2 first shots.

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