Current DIS Copenhagen Health and Safety Notifications

DIS Copenhagen Health and Safety Notifications

September 20, 2022

COVID-19 Booster

Denmark has announced a plan to start offering the new Pfizer or Moderna fall 2022 COVID-19 booster on October 1 to people aged 50+ and those at high risk (e.g. those with a weakened immune system).

If you believe that you would qualify for the booster, once you have your CPR number and assigned doctor, please set up an appointment with your assigned doctor for an evaluation. If your doctor assesses that you qualify, they will enter your information into the Danish health care system. You can then call Region Hovedstaden (Capitol Region) at +45 3866 0000 to set up an appointment for a vaccination. They will tell you where and when to go. Be sure to bring some form of official ID (e.g. your passport), your poof of past vaccination (e.g. your CDC vaccination card), and proof of enrollment at DIS.

Seasonal Flu Shots

DIS is planning to offer free flu shots to all DIS faculty, staff and students. More details will be sent to all students soon.

Monkeypox

Since monkeypox is still quite rare and not transmitted as easily as COVID-19, the risk of infection remains low for most people. It is spread through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact. Prevent the spread of monkeypox by avoiding these forms of contact; not sharing objects, clothing, bedding, or towels; and by cleaning your hands often.

The monkeypox vaccination is currently being offered only to those at high risk of becoming infected or becoming seriously ill. If you think you might qualify and would like to be vaccinated for monkeypox, set up an appointment with your assigned doctor to discuss your options. If you have not yet received your CPR number and assigned doctor, you can contact one of the general practitioners listed here.

If you believe you have been in close contact with someone with monkeypox or have symptoms of monkeypox (a rash and/or influenza-like symptoms, which include fever, headaches, muscle aches, swollen glands, chills and fatigue), seek medical care and testing. Find information about medical care and seeing a doctor in Copenhagen on our website.

Read more about monkeypox from Danish health officials here.

August 18, 2022

COVID-19 Information

Please stay home if you are sick and coordinate with your faculty as soon as possible, and preferably before missing class, for the absence to be excused. You will need to keep up with course requirements while out sick if your health allows.

Danish public health officials do not recommend testing even if you are symptomatic or have had a potential exposure. While at home sick, you should turn away from others when you sneeze, cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm or into a disposable tissue, wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer, open doors and windows regularly, and clean high-touch surfaces regularly. You may leave your home as needed to get food or medicine, but keep distance while doing so to the extent possible.

There is no need to move out of your housing in order to isolate. If you are immunocompromised, live with someone who is immunocompromised/elderly, or if you are concerned about your health, please call the national nurse line at 1813 for guidance. If a health official recommends you test, and you test positive, you must stay home for four days and until symptoms improve.

For more details, refer to the official public health guidance website.

If you have any questions about COVID-19, please email the Care Team (care@dis.dk) and/or Academic Support (acadsupp@dis.dk). If you have after-hour emergency needs, call the DIS Emergency Phone at +45 3067 1000.

COVID-19 FAQ

Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for Current Students at DIS Copenhagen