Johansen: Sending more corona vaccine doses to Oslo will benefit the whole country

Raymond JohansenPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

Vaccine capacity is now being increased in Oslo. Prioritizing more vaccine doses to Oslo would benefit the whole country, City Council chief Raymond Johansen (AP) emphasized.

“We are ready to administer all the vaccines we receive and, over time, could administer 110,000 vaccines a week,” he said at a press conference in Oslo on Wednesday.

“We are now increasing the capacity for vaccination even further. We have recently entered into an agreement with the Norwegian Pharmacists’ Association, which means that Oslo will now be able to deliver 120,000 vaccines a week,” Johansen added.

He pointed out that vaccination is both Oslo’s and Norway’s way out of the pandemic.

“The government that holds the key”

“The government’s expert committee, led by Steinar Holden, argued for more vaccine doses being sent to Oslo and other hard-hit areas,” he noted, adding that the Holden committee believes that this would have a great positive effect on the whole of Norway.

“So when we talk about the speed of the reopening of Oslo, it is first and foremost the government that holds the key. The reopening of the whole of Norwegian society depends to a large extent on developments in Oslo,” he concluded.

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