King Harald and Queen Sonja received their second vaccine dose this week and have thus been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The information was confirmed to news bureau NTB by the Palace’s Assistant Communications Manager Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen.
The king and queen were vaccinated with the first dose on January 13.
The royal couple was prioritized in the vaccine queue based on their role, but also because they are in the risk group due to their age, Minister of Health Bent Høie (H) stated at the time.
“I’m glad they agreed to get the first dose today,” Høie said.
It was the government that made the decision. Princess Astrid was also vaccinated.
Since there are three weeks between the two doses, it is obvious that the royal couple received Pfizer’s vaccine (the Moderna vaccine is taken in two doses at four-week intervals).
The royal couple had to be quarantined after returning home from a state visit to Jordan just before Norway was shut down on March 12 last year.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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