More than half of Norway’s population has received the first dose of the corona vaccine

Vaccination - vaccinePhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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A total of 2,730,836 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the corona vaccine in Norway. That makes up 50.7% of Norway’s population.

Furthermore, 1,561,843 people have received the second dose, which means that 29% of the population has been fully vaccinated, according to the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) statistics on Friday.

For the population over the age of 18, 63.8% have received the first dose, and 36.5% have received the second dose.

On Thursday, 79,837 people received the first dose, and 6,267 people received the second dose.

The first dose of the corona vaccine (Pfizer and BioNTech) was administered in Norway on December 27, 2020. On January 15, the first dose of the Moderna vaccine was administered, and on February 7, the AstraZeneca vaccine was introduced. 

On March 11, the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine was suspended. Then, on May 12, the Norwegian government announced that it would be permanently withdrawn from the country’s vaccination program due to the risk of severe blood clots.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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