FHI’s new vaccination scenario: Norwegians aged 18 to 44 will be offered second vaccine dose by mid-October

Camilla Stoltenberg - FHIPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB
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Those between the ages of 18 and 44 will be offered their second vaccine dose by mid-October, according to the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) new vaccine scenario shows. That is four to five weeks later than previously thought.

On Tuesday, the FHI presented a new scenario that shows when all age groups in Norway can expect to receive their first and second dose of the corona vaccine. 

The announcement happened one day after it became known that Norway will receive 900,000 fewer doses of the Pfizer vaccine in July, August, and September.

In the updated scenario, the FHI estimates that the age group 18–41 years, which is last on the priority list, will be offered its first dose in weeks 31–32 – i.e., in early or mid-August. That is two to three weeks later than in the previous scenario of week 29.

Dose two is further delayed. The FHI estimates that all adults will be offered their second dose in weeks 40-41, i.e., at the beginning or middle of October – a delay of four to five weeks from the previous estimate, which was week 36.

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