Norway to get 550,000 extra Pfizer vaccine doses

Corona vaccine - Pfizer BiontechPhoto: Tone Spieler / NTB

Norway will receive 550,000 extra doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech corona vaccine before the summer due to the company accelerating its deliveries to the EU on Wednesday.

The EU will receive an additional 50 million vaccine doses from Pfizer/ BioNTech by the summer. These doses should have been delivered in the fourth quarter of 2021, but deliveries are being accelerated. The first extra doses will be delivered as early as April.

Sweden’s vaccine coordinator Richard Bergström informed the newspaper VG that Norway would receive around 550,000 of these doses.

The news comes one day after vaccine manufacturer Johnson & Johnson postponed its vaccine rollout to Europe due to side effect concerns.

Norway was initially expected to receive 1.6 million doses of this vaccine by June. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is taken in a single dose, while the Pfizer vaccine is taken in two doses.

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