Erna Solberg is ready to wait to be vaccinated against corona: “I’m not in a priority category”

Erna SolbergPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB
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Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) does not expect to be among the first to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in Norway.

The government reckons that the vaccination can start on Christmas Eve or the New Year weekend. 

Vulnerable elderly people in nursing homes are a priority group who will receive the vaccine first. 

Priorities

Prioritization will also take into account areas of the country with major outbreaks.

When asked by news bureau NTB about where on the priority list the prime minister herself and the rest of the government are, Solberg answered:

“I am a healthy and fit almost 60-year-old, so I am not in any priority category. I do not think there are any plans to prioritize me until we’re done with vulnerable groups.”

End of the crisis?

Solberg pointed out that vaccination equipment is on its way out into counties throughout the country now. 

“The vaccination marks the beginning of the end of the crisis we have experienced this year, but it will take time to complete,” she pointed out.

The first round will not be that big either, she added. 

Due to production problems, deliveries to the entire EU area will be 15% lower than first assumed.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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