Health examinations and vaccinations

Children have the right to free and basic healthcare in Denmark.

Health examinations

Children are offered free special health examinations in their first 5 years of life. The first examination takes place when the baby is 5 weeks.

It is your responsibility as a parent to contact your GP/doctor and make an appointment for your child's health examinations.


All children in Denmark are vaccinated against a number of diseases. The vaccinations are free of charge and may take place when your child receives a routine health examination.

Read more about the Danish childhood vaccination programme