Høie: 24 municipalities in Norway will receive fewer extra vaccine doses

Bent HøiePhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

The 24 municipalities that were promised 60% extra vaccine doses will receive fewer doses than planned. 

The reason why the 24 municipalities with persistently high infection pressure will receive fewer extra doses is so that no municipality should have to give up more than 35% of its vaccine doses, Minister of Health Bent Høie (H) announced at the government’s corona press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Initially, the government said that the 24 municipalities in Eastern Norway would receive 60% more vaccine doses. This has now been downgraded to 45%.

The National Institute of Public Health (FHI) states that the schedule for vaccination this summer will not change significantly.

Less vulnerable

On Thursday, step two of the reopening of Norway will be introduced.

“It may be relevant to shut down society again if the infection flares up, but we are less vulnerable now,” Minister of Health Bent Høie (H) said.

“We tolerate more now than when we have opened up on other occasions. The vaccines have made us less vulnerable. We tolerate more infection in society because the oldest and a large part of the risk groups are vaccinated and protected against illness and death,” Høie said.

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