More than one million Norwegians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Vaccination - vaccinePhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

Nearly 35,000 Norwegians received their second vaccine dose this weekend. Thus, in total, more than one million Norwegians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Over the weekend, 34,500 people received their second dose of the corona vaccine.

That means that 1,006,268 people have been fully vaccinated, according to the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) statistics on Monday. At the same time, 5,617 people received the first vaccine dose this weekend. In total, 1,637,918 people in Norway received the first dose.

Viken and Innlandet at the top

Viken and Innlandet top the list of Norwegian counties that administered the most first and second vaccine doses to their population. 

In Viken, 25% of the population is now fully vaccinated, while 24.7% of Innlandet’s population is fully vaccinated.

Viken has administered the first dose to 40% of the population, while Innlandet follows close behind with 39.6%.

The numbers are relatively even on a national basis. Trøndelag is in third place (36%) and Rogaland in fourth place (36.5%) when it comes to administering the first vaccine dose. 

Well protected after the first dose

The protection against COVID-19 is considered to be very high already a few weeks after receiving the first vaccine dose. 

However, the full effect of the vaccine is achieved a few weeks after the second dose.

In April, the Norwegian government decided to extend the interval between the first and second doses so that more people could receive the first dose earlier.

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

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