Only 78 people showed up for drop-in vaccination in Åsanehallen in Bergen. The maximum was 1,000 people

Beate HusaPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB

On Thursday, all adults in Bergen could show up to get vaccinated without an appointment. In Åsanehallen, the capacity was 1,000 people, but only 78 showed up.

The drop-in offer is available to anyone who has reached the age of 16, both in Sentralbadet and in Åsanehallen. Still, in both places, there was overall poor attendance during the first day, assistant chief infection control officer Kjell Haug told the newspaper Bergens Tidende.

“Only 277 people came in eight hours to Sentralbadet and 78 to Åsanehallen in the three hours that were open for drop-in,” Haug noted.

On Friday, Bergen Municipality sent out a press release informing residents of the new offer.

Slower development

“There was good progress when the Municipality opened up drop-in offers for students at the beginning of the week. After we opened up for all residents over the age of 18 to come without an appointment, the progress has been less,” Health Councilor Beate Husa (KrF) said.

As of Friday, just under 88% of the adult population in Bergen had received at least one vaccine dose, and 72% have been fully vaccinated.

People in Bergen can be vaccinated via drop-in regardless of whether they need to get their first or second dose. The only requirement for receiving the second dose is that at least four weeks have passed since the first vaccine dose.

On Saturday, 121 new corona infection cases were reported in Bergen. About half of them were people in their 20s.

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

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