Norwegian government: We are in dialogue with the EU and the UK on the issue of cross-vaccination

Pfizer - Moderna vaccinePhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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The Norwegian government encourages people to take dose two of the corona vaccine even if the second dose is made by a different vaccine manufacturer.

“Although some countries do not yet consider those who have received vaccines from different manufacturers fully vaccinated, it is important that as many people as possible also accept the second dose – regardless of the vaccine’s manufacturer,” Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (H) noted.

At least 15 EU countries allow cross-vaccination. The EU recommends that people who have been cross-vaccinated on the basis of national vaccination strategies be recognized as fully vaccinated. Canada has also cross-vaccinated on a large scale with the same vaccines as Norway.

The United Kingdom and the United States currently require people to be vaccinated with the same vaccine for both doses in order to be considered fully vaccinated. The United Kingdom has classified Norway as “green” and has no quarantine requirements for travelers from the country. That applies regardless of vaccine status.

“We are in dialogue with the EU and the UK about this (issue). We do not want to change our practice of vaccinating with both Pfizer and Moderna,” Høie said.

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

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