FHI recommends booster corona vaccine shots for older people in Norway

VaccinationPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) recommends that all elderly people receive a booster dose of the corona vaccine at least six months after the second vaccine dose.

The government has scheduled a corona press conference at 2 PM on Tuesday.

Two options for offering a booster dose are outlined in the recommendation:

* Recommendation for a booster dose for everyone aged 85 and over, including nursing home residents, when at least six months have passed since the second vaccine dose, with a probable extension down to the age groups 75–84 years and 65–74 years in the near future.

* Recommendation for a booster dose for everyone aged 65 and over, including nursing home residents, when at least six months have passed since the second vaccine dose. The vaccination order should follow the same age priority as for basic vaccination, i.e., everyone from 85 years and older, including nursing home residents first, then the age groups 75–84 years, and finally the age group 65–74 years.

On Monday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended booster doses to everyone between 18 and 55 years.

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