As of Monday, newly vaccinated people in Oslo will have to wait three months for the second dose

Robert SteenPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB
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Oslo is changing its vaccine strategy. As of next week, newly vaccinated people in Oslo will have to wait three months for the next dose.

Health councilor Robert Steen (AP) confirmed the information, according to news bureau NTB.

“From next week, we will largely finish vaccinating people with underlying diseases and adjust the dose range for Pfizer and Moderna from 6 to 12 weeks for those receiving the first dose. This is in line with the FHI’s guidelines and will not be given retroactive effect for those who have already received the first dose,” Steen said.

He also states that the Municipality is dropping the plans to postpone dose two for those who have already received the first dose of the vaccine. 

New strategy

Last week, Steen asked the health service and the administration to look at what effect it would have on the infection in the city if one postponed dose two for all or some of the 50,000 healthy people under the age of 65 who have received the first dose.

“The professionals consider that the effect is a small reduction in the number of infections and a minimal effect on the serious course of the disease in the form of hospitalizations. 

“We, therefore, chose to listen to the professional input and prioritize our resources to administer the vaccines we have received as quickly and efficiently as possible, while we continue to prevent the spread of infection in the city,” Steen said.

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

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