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The penguins in Bergen have been vaccinated against bird flu

Penguins vaccinatedPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB

Last year, bird flu spread across Europe. On Thursday, Erna and the 28 other penguins at the Aquarium in Bergen received the first dose of the bird flu vaccine.

In line with Norwegian Food Safety Authority measures, the penguins are now in a tent that other birds can’t enter so that the penguins remain protected against the risk of infection, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) writes.

The penguin Erna, named after Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who had a summer job at the Aquarium when she was younger, got the vaccine via a vaccine jab to the chest. 

The second dose will be administered in April.

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

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