FHI official critical of corona certificate changes: “Somewhat problematic”

Frode ForlandPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB

The EU requires fully vaccinated people to take a booster dose within nine months to have a valid corona certificate. Frode Forland at the FHI calls the changes problematic.

“This is a somewhat problematic position for Norway. Here, people who initially may not need it will also feel compelled to take the third dose,” Forland told the newspaper Dagbladet.

The new rules state that from February 1, full vaccination can provide a valid EU corona certificate only for 270 days from the last vaccine dose.

If you have taken or are getting a booster dose, the validity will be extended without restrictions, the FHI writes in a press release.

The decision was made by the EU before Christmas. At the same time, the EU decided that detected coronavirus after full vaccination should not be equated with a booster dose. Instead, it will provide a valid corona certificate for 180 days.

The Norwegian corona certificate and verification app will be adapted in accordance with the changes well before February 1, the FHI writes.

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