There have been concerns about whether the pandemic will affect the vaccination program for children in Norway, but figures show that the vast majority is receiving the vaccines that are recommended.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, the health service and school health services have been able to provide standard vaccination activity, the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) writes.
“Other countries in Europe and large parts of the world are struggling with the implementation of vaccinations of children and have seen a decrease in vaccination coverage due to the corona pandemic,” chief physician Margrethe Greve-Isdahl for the vaccination program of children in Norway noted.
“It is very important that we manage to maintain a high vaccination coverage as the world reopens. And low vaccination coverage in other countries can lead to flare-ups of, for example, measles,” she warned.
Internationally, there is great concern about vaccine skepticism, and the World Health Organization (WHO) decided that that was one of the biggest threats to global public health.
But in Norway, the support is very high, according to the FHI.
“We must follow (this) closely and meet doubtful parents with openness and refer them to the knowledge base that forms the basis for the recommendations in the Norwegian vaccination program for children,” Greve-Isdahl concluded.
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