FHI: Oslo has the lowest proportion of vaccinated people among counties in Norway

Vaccination centerPhoto: Torstein Bøe / NTB

Oslo has one of the lowest proportions of administered first doses and the lowest proportion of administered second and third doses among counties in Norway, according to the FHI’s weekly report.

89% of Oslo residents over the age of 16 have received at least one vaccine dose against corona. The average for the country as a whole is 91%, while only Rogaland has as low a share as Oslo, according to the FHI.

Furthermore, 83% of Oslo’s population has received the second dose so far. That is a 3% lower proportion than in the country as a whole, and the lowest among all counties, the newspaper Avisa Oslo writes.

When it comes to the third dose, Oslo again has the lowest share – 28%, which is % below the average for the whole of Norway.

Additional considerations

The City Council Department for Health, the Elderly, and Citizen Services believes that the figures do not take into account the proportion of the population who have undergone COVID-19, and therefore should have fewer vaccine doses.

“Oslo has had the most infection cases throughout the pandemic, and when you include those who developed protection by being infected, Oslo is on average in the country,” the department wrote in an email.

They also point out that Oslo’s young population means that the proportion of those who have received the third dose is lower. 

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