Two out of three employees in Norwegian schools and kindergartens are vaccinated

Teacher - face maskPhoto: Sebastian Gollnow / DPA / NTB

According to the National Institute of Public Health (FHI), more than 185,000 employees in schools and kindergartens have received the first dose of the corona vaccine, which corresponds to just over 65% of the group.

Approximately 95,000 employees have not been vaccinated, but it is uncertain whether they have declined the vaccine or if they have not received the vaccination offer yet.

The vaccine coverage rate is highest among teachers in upper secondary school (72.9%) and lowest among assistants (63.6%).

“But this is probably largely due to different age distribution between the occupational groups,” the FHI explained.


Among kindergarten teachers, 65% have been vaccinated. Among primary school teachers, the proportion is 65.9%.

“The proportion of vaccinated people varies between the age groups, and most who have not been vaccinated are in the age group 25–39 years,” the FHI noted.

A possible prioritization of teachers and other professional groups in the vaccine queue has been a hot topic in Norway in recent months. 

At the end of June, Norwegian municipalities were given the opportunity to prioritize employees in schools and kindergartens so that as many people as possible are vaccinated before the summer holidays are over.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation

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