Norway’s FHI: The administration of the third vaccine dose is not progressing fast enough

Geir BukholmPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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If the municipalities continue administrating the third dose at the same vaccination rate as now, they will not be able to vaccinate everyone over the age of 65 with a booster dose before Christmas.

“It’s still not fast enough. If they are to be able to provide services to everyone in the age group 65 and older before Christmas, they must increase the pace to get those who have received their second dose five months ago vaccinated,” assistant director Geir Bukholm in the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) told the newspaper VG.

To date, nearly 437,000 people have received the third dose of the corona vaccine. The FHI has chosen to send out more vaccine doses than the municipalities have requested.

“(We did it to make) sure that there are enough vaccines out in the municipalities to get everyone vaccinated before Christmas. We saw that the number of vaccines ordered was declining after week 47. This was not in line with the overview of how many people should get the vaccine,” Bukholm said.

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