Norway’s health institute: We are beginning to see the effect of the vaccination of the elderly

Corona vaccinationPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB
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With fewer hospital admissions and fewer deaths being recorded, the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) now believes that we are beginning to see the effect of corona vaccination among the elderly.

“What we see is that the number of admissions (to hospitals) is declining, and it is the oldest who become ill and end up in hospitals. 

“That is also where most deaths occur, and we see fewer outbreaks in institutions for the elderly. I think we can take this as a clear signal that we are beginning to see the vaccine’s effect,” Frode Forland at the FHI told newspaper VG.

More than 300,000 doses of the corona vaccine have been administered in Norway. Just over 230,000 people have received the first dose, while just over 70,000 have received both doses. 

Most people have been vaccinated in Viken, Oslo, and Vestland.

Nursing home residents and selected groups of health professionals have been first in the vaccine queue. Norway started the vaccination on December 27.

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

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