More than 3 million corona vaccine doses have now been administered in Norway. The pace of vaccination will be high in the future, Minister of Health Bent Høie (H) said on Tuesday.
According to the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) website, a total of 3,012,227 million vaccine doses were administered in Norway as of Tuesday.
Out of the total, 1,822,035 people received the first dose of the corona vaccine, while 1,190,192 received the second dose.
The first vaccine dose in Norway was administered on December 27 last year. One hundred sixty-three days later, Norway passed three million doses.
“It is fantastic,” Minister of Health Bent Høie (H) said. He noted that many people deserve part of the credit for the vaccination program going so well in Norway.
Support for vaccines
“It is also positive that the population supports vaccination and that many people have accepted the offer to get vaccinated. Over 94% of everyone over the age of 65 has now been vaccinated, which is an impressively high number,” Høie added.
In the coming months, the vaccination will continue at a high pace.
“We expect large deliveries in the time ahead, and the municipalities have equipped themselves so that vaccination can continue at full speed this summer as well.”
“The FHI’s vaccination calendar indicates that all Norwegians aged 18 and will receive the offer for the first dose at the turn of the month July/August, and that everyone will receive the offer for the second dose in September,” Høie noted.
“I am impressed with the vaccination, and the municipalities have done a great job of administering the doses. The pace is now very good,” he added.
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