More and more Norwegians over the age of 65 are taking the flu vaccine

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Figures from the National Vaccination Register for the 2019/20 season show that more and more people in the risk group are taking the flu vaccine.

People over the age of 65 belong to the risk groups for severe flu, and everyone in this age group is therefore recommended to take the flu vaccine before the flu season each year.

The registrations in the National Vaccination Register SYSVAK show that the proportion of those who take the influenza vaccine in this age group has increased steadily over the last five seasons, from 24% in the 2015/16 season to 43% in 2019/20, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) reports.

“Although the number of registrations has increased year by year, there are still a number of vaccinations that are not registered in SYSVAK. 

“This means that the registrations in SYSVAK are the minimum number. 

“The real vaccination coverage among those over 65 is probably higher in many places,” senior adviser Kjersti Rydland at the FHI notes.

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