DN: 34% of vaccine doses in Norway have gone to health personnel

Are Stuwitz BergPhoto: Torstein Bøe / NTB
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As much as 34% of the vaccine doses administered in Norway have been given to health personnel, newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) writes. The figure should be 20%.

” It is no secret that we have received reports that many people in the municipal health service who are not critical (personnel) and have no direct patient contact have received the first vaccine dose. 

“We are therefore concerned that designated risk groups have received correspondingly fewer vaccines. It is now important to vaccinate the risk groups,” section leader Are Stuwitz Berg at the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) told the newspaper.

He pointed out that there could also be discrepancies in the numbers because not all municipalities list the reason for vaccination.

“We also have the impression that there are large differences between the municipalities in how they practice the guidance they have received from the FHI. We also do not have the capacity to manage 356 municipalities closely,” Berg said.

In an information letter on March 10, the FHI asked municipalities that have already vaccinated their priority health personnel to wait with further vaccination of health personnel.

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

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