Askøy frustrated by drop-in vaccination demand: “We might end up throwing unused vaccine doses”

Siv HøgtunPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB
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The Norwegian government has ordered municipalities to set up drop-in stations for vaccinations. Askøy Municipality fears it will have to throw away unused vaccine doses due to the measure.

“It may work in larger cities, but for us, a drop-in station can lead to the Municipality having to throw away unused doses of the vaccine,” Askøy Mayor Siv Høgtun (H) told the newspaper Bergensavisen.

On Tuesday, the government asked the municipalities to increase the vaccination pace and offer people vaccination options that don’t require them to book an appointment.

“It should be possible to get vaccinated outside normal office hours. For example, drop-in vaccination outside normal working hours or home vaccination,” the government stated.

Høgtun says the Municipality already has a well-functioning system for vaccination. In Askøy Municipality, 91% of the inhabitants have received the first dose of the corona vaccine, while 87.3% of inhabitants over the age of 18 have received the second dose.

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

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