NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg and other staff at NATO headquarters will be vaccinated this week. They received AstraZeneca vaccines as a gift from Poland.
The gift from the Polish government came at the request of NATO, newspaper VG writes.
“I would like to thank Poland for their offer to deliver vaccines against COVID-19 to NATO. This shows that Poland is willing to support NATO. The vaccine will support the work here at the headquarters,” Stoltenberg said at a press conference in Brussels on Monday.
In Norway, vaccination with AstraZeneca’s corona vaccine has been put on hold while the authorities carry out investigations into the connection between the vaccine and several cases of rare blood clots and deaths.
New assessment on Friday
The decision to stop the vaccine was made by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI), where Jens Stoltenberg’s sister Camilla Stoltenberg is the director.
The FHI will present a new assessment of the vaccine on Friday.
A team of 20 Polish health workers will fly to Brussels on Thursday with 3,500 vaccine doses. The vaccination of the entire headquarters will take three days.
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