Multiple doctors in Norway haven’t prioritized diabetes patients in the vaccine queue – against FHI’s advice

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Many GPs have not given priority to diabetic patients in the vaccine queue – against the recommendations from the health authorities. The National Institute of Public Health (FHI) has now responded.

The FHI told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that they know that a number of GPs made mistakes when it comes to diabetic patients. 

Therefore, the FHI sent out extra information in the hope that it will help.

Diabetic patients are part of risk group five and should therefore be given priority, but several patients have been told that their diabetes is too well regulated for them to receive the vaccine now.

Therefore, the FHI told GPs that all people with diabetes who are 18 years and older should be given priority for vaccination in the group with underlying conditions with moderate risk (priority groups 5, 6, and 7).

According to the Norwegian Diabetes Association, over 70% of all adult patients with diabetes have already been vaccinated.

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