Several political youth parties want to have students in the vaccine queue before the next academic year starts in August.
Many of the youngest students hope to be vaccinated before August.
Norwegian Young Conservatives (Unge Høyre) leader Ola Svennebye is among those who believe young people have sacrificed a lot during the pandemic and asks the government to reconsider the vaccine queue, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) writes.
“Young people have isolated themselves and followed infection control rules, canceled parties and birthdays for their own part,” Svenneby told NRK.
His opinion is shared by the leader of Socialist Youth (Sosialistisk Ungdom), Synnøve Kronen Snyen, who believes that young people should not automatically have to wait for the longest for a vaccine.
A new assessment?
“I expect the FHI and the government to make a thorough assessment of whether young people should be vaccinated before healthy adults,” Snyen said.
The National Institute of Public Health (FHI) is looking at what such a change could mean in terms of effects, director of infection control Geir Bukholm said.
“I think maybe we will not look at students as a student group, but we will look at that age group and what effect it can have,” Bukholm noted.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation
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