One million people in Norway have received the first vaccine dose: “People cry with joy when we call them”

VaccinationPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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One million Norwegians have now received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. In Oslo’s Bjerke district, 10,000 of the doses have been administered, and some people are crying with joy.

On Friday, it was 52-year-old Hilde Arnesen’s turn to get the vaccine. She was happy when the call from the district came.

“I was very happy. I work in a kindergarten,” she told news bureau NTB.

On Friday, 10,000 vaccine doses were administered in the former canteen of the Bjerke district administration and in the premises of a car shop across the road – both currently function as vaccine centers.

“People cry with joy”

Team leader Thomas Myrseth Bruvik at the vaccine center in Bjerke thinks it is fun that 10,000 jabs have been administered there and that one million Norwegians have received the first vaccine dose.

The 25-year-old, who previously worked in the tourism industry, says that people cry with joy on the phone when they are told that it is soon their turn in the vaccine queue.

“We experience that people cry with joy when we call them,” Bruvik said.

“Some also cry a little here at the center. They are so happy that it is finally their turn,” he added.

A total of 168,993 vaccine doses were administered in Oslo on Friday, according to the Municipality. A total of 133,345 people got the first dose, while 35,648 people got the second dose.

On a national basis, 1,025,436 people received the first dose, while 300,032 people received two doses.

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

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