Norway’s health institute has less than two months to prepare for corona vaccines

VaccinationPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) must prepare many things before the authorities can use a possible coronavirus vaccine.

Everything should be ready in less than two months. 

The Ministry of Health and Care Services has asked FHI to facilitate the start of the vaccination by then, according to newspaper VG.

The preparations include taking care of freezers for storing the vaccines, purchasing equipment, and organizing the vaccine’s distribution.

Norwegian authorities hope the first doses of a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine can arrive in Norway already this winter.

Survey: One in five Norwegians would refuse to take corona vaccine

In a survey published on Monday, 18% of Norwegians said they would refuse to take the coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available.

Only 60% said they wanted to take the vaccine.

“A clear majority would take the vaccine. Just under one in five Norwegians wouldn’t, which has been the case in August, September, and so far in October,” senior adviser Nora Clausen in Opinion noted in a press release.

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