The vaccination of Norwegian MPs is underway. Health policy spokesman Sveinung Stensland in the Conservative Party (H) is among those who showed up to get the corona vaccine.
“I think vaccination is important and have chosen to accept the offer. It was not an easy decision. I see that many are critical (note: of the priority vaccination of MPs). But when I take it, I have to stand by it,” Stensland told the press outside Akershus Fortress, where the vaccination of the politicians in the Norwegian parliament (Storting) is taking place on Wednesday and Thursday.
The decision to prioritize elected representatives in the national vaccine queue has been strongly criticized in recent days.
Høie will not take the vaccine this week
“These are assessments that others have made. We have received the offer, and I believe that I, especially as a health politician, have a responsibility to receive the vaccine as I got the offer,” Stensland noted.
Minister of Health Bent Høie (H) is among those who have chosen not to take the vaccine this week.
“He probably has his reasons for saying no. The fact that I am here and he is not is probably a signal,” Stensland added.
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