Norway decides to move people with serious underlying diseases forward in the vaccine queue

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People under the age of 65 with diseases that may increase the risk of serious progression and death from coronavirus should be vaccinated at the same time as the group from the age of 65 to 74.

The information has been revealed in the vaccination guide for health personnel, which was updated on December 20 following a recommendation from the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) and a decision by the government.

The most important updates in the guide include a detailed order of priorities according to both age and how serious the underlying disease is.

People with these underlying diseases/conditions will be vaccinated at the same time as the age group 65 to 74 years:

  • organ transplantation; 
  • immune deficiency; 
  • hematological cancer in the last five years; 
  • other active cancers; 
  • neurological diseases or muscle diseases that lead to cough or affect lung function; 
  • chronic kidney disease; and 
  • significant renal impairment.

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