Norway’s health institute is considering dropping second vaccine dose requirement for people who already had corona

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The National Institute of Public Health (FHI) is now looking at whether people who already had COVID-19 have good enough protection after only one dose of the vaccine, newspaper VG reports.

“There is some data that (shows that) young and healthy have a good effect after just one dose,” the FHI’s vaccine effect expert Sara Sofie Viksmoen Watle told the newspaper.

Giving only one vaccine dose to people who have had the infection could increase the number of available vaccine doses. 

VG writes that the FHI believes that the infection works as a sort of dose in itself.

“The vaccine dose that people receive after they have had the disease will give a so-called booster response, which is similar to the one you otherwise get after the second dose,” Viksmoen Watle said, emphasizing that this applies to people outside risk groups.

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