Norway’s FHI will probably not recommend a new vaccine dose for people under 45 years of age

Vaccine - vaccinationPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB
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The National Institute of Public Health (FHI) will probably not recommend a new booster dose to healthy people under the age of 45. They expect that only the oldest people will be offered an annual vaccine in the long run.

“As it looks now, no more doses will be recommended for healthy people under the age of 45, but we are continuously assessing this based on the knowledge we have about the epidemic and the vaccine,” chief physician Preben Aavitsland at the FHI told TV 2.

On Wednesday this week, department director Are Stuwitz Berg in the FHI told NTB that they expect to make new recommendations right after the summer.

In a letter sent to the municipalities earlier this month, the FHI wrote that the most likely scenario now is that the municipalities will be asked to offer a new dose to the age group 65 years and older and some other risk groups in the autumn.

For healthy people in the age group between 45 and 65 years, the recommendation is now three vaccine doses. 

“The most likely thing, in the long run, is that the oldest people will be offered an annual vaccine, while younger people will be able to do without a vaccine. However, that depends on how long the effect will last and which virus variants will spread in the coming years,” Aavitsland told TV 2.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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