FHI: Over half of the Norwegian population is fully vaccinated

Bent HøiePhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB

More than half, 51.8% of the population in Norway, are now fully vaccinated, according to figures from the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) published on Thursday morning.

To date, 3,823,288 people have received the first dose of the corona vaccine. That corresponds to a share of 70.9% of the population. Furthermore, 2,794,801 people have received a second dose and are fully vaccinated.

Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (H) says the figures are very gratifying and that the vaccination will go even faster in the time ahead.

“It is, first and foremost, due to the fact that we have gained access to even more vaccines through EU cooperation,” he noted.

“Thanks to everyone in the municipalities for administering all the vaccines, and thanks to everyone who showed up. Now we literally have to roll up our sleeves so that even more people get vaccinated,” Høie stated in a message to news bureau NTB.

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

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