On Tuesday, the first 4,000 doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine will arrive in Norway. They will be used in Oslo for the vaccination of the at-risk elderly.
Pfizer / BioNTech’s vaccine is already in use in Norway, and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) states that they are happy that another vaccine is now available.
Oslo has requested that the vaccine strategy be changed and that the capital be given priority.
According to news bureau NTB, Oslo will get all the Moderna doses that will arrive on Tuesday.
“There is a fairly limited number of doses now: 4,000 now and 6,000 in 14 days.
“We think it is appropriate to send them to a place that can make use of these doses fairly quickly,” Geir Bukholm at FHI told newspaper VG.
Bukholm did not want to call the move a change in the vaccine strategy.
In total, Norway will receive 67,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine in January and February.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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