89 Norwegian municipalities will only receive one corona vaccine vial this week

Corona vaccine - Pfizer BiontechPhoto: Tone Spieler / NTB
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All Norwegian municipalities will receive corona vaccines this week. But 89 of them will receive only one vial, according to figures from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI).

“We have a large and elongated country, so that makes the logistics demanding,” Are Stuwitz Berg at the FHI told TV 2.

One vial is equivalent to five doses.

Norway’s vaccine strategy has been criticized for being slow and ineffective. 

However, as the routines are now in place, the pace will increase, Berg says.

Other countries have chosen to ask people to travel to big cities to be vaccinated. 

The Danish approach

In Denmark, which has a more centralized strategy, more than 115,000 people have been vaccinated so far. 

In comparison, Norway has vaccinated 20,000 people.

All vaccines that arrive in Norway are first stored at eleven local warehouses around the country. 

They are then transported to the municipalities, which are responsible for carrying out the vaccination.

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

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