On Wednesday, five million coronavirus vaccine doses will probably be administered in Norway. Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) says that is good news for the further reopening of society.
“What is especially important in Norway is that so many said ‘yes’ to vaccination. I hope that continues because that is our way out of the restrictions we have. It is the path to more freedom in everyday life. The more people are vaccinated, the less likely it is people will get seriously ill or die,” Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) told the newspaper VG.
Norway is now at the top of the world when it comes to how many people accept offered vaccines, according to the Prime Minister’s office. In a survey from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI), as many as 93% answered that they wanted to take the corona vaccine.
Among the young people, 90% were positive about vaccination, and by the end of August, everyone over the age of 18 will be offered at least one vaccine dose.
The way out of the pandemic
“The vaccine is our way out of the pandemic. It is very good news that three out of four Norwegians have now received a vaccine dose,” Solberg noted in a press release.
Following the proliferation of the delta variant, the government postponed stage four of the reopening of Norway on July 5. Now Solberg says that the figures look positive for further reopening since the infection figures are stable and few people are hospitalized.
As of Monday, 75% of Norway’s population had received at least one vaccine dose, and 39% had been fully vaccinated.
At the end of July or the beginning of August, the government will decide whether it is justifiable to carry out the further reopening of society.
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