Norway’s Specialist Health Service to identify people who will be offered a third vaccine dose

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The Specialist Health Service will mainly be in charge of identifying people who will be offered a third dose of the corona vaccine in Norway, the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) announced on Friday. 

Those concerned will receive a written offer from the hospital. 

“They do not need to contact their GP,” the FHI stated in a press release.

There are mainly two different groups of patients with severely weakened immune systems who will be offered a third dose of vaccine.

“Basically, only adults with severely weakened immune systems should be offered a third dose of vaccine,” Sara Viksmoen Watle, chief physician at the FHI, noted.

Group one, which will be offered a third dose as soon as possible, includes organ transplant recipients, bone marrow transplant recipients in the last two years, people with severe and moderate congenital immunodeficiency, severe kidney failure patients, and people with advanced or untreated HIV infection.

Vaccination of group two will only start as soon as the Specialist Health Service has identified patients who will fall under the recommendation. It will apply to cancer patients with active or recently undergone immunosuppressive therapy and patients who are considered to have severely impaired immune systems, among others.

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