Oslo is opening four large new vaccination centers in February

Corona testingPhoto: AP Photo / Yorgos Karahalis

Oslo will open four new regional vaccination centers in February. The capacity will increase from 63,000 to 110,000 doses per week.

Vaccination in nursing homes and care homes in Oslo will be completed this week. 

Vaccination of home residents over the age of 65 will start on Thursday, Oslo Municipality stated in a press release.

“We start with the oldest residents first, and after we have vaccinated everyone over 65 years, we will start with those under 65 years. 

“The pace of vaccination will be greatly affected by how many vaccines we get,” City Council chief Raymond Johansen (AP) noted.

This week, fifteen district vaccination centers will open with the capacity to deliver 63,000 vaccines in one week.

Another four large, regional vaccination centers will open in February. In total, this will give a capacity of 110,000 vaccines a week.

Wants Oslo to be prioritized

“We do not yet know how many vaccines we will get in the coming weeks… When we now plan to have 110,000 vaccinations a week, it’s really all about gaining access to enough vaccines in Oslo,” Johansen said.

He reiterated the call to the government to prioritize Oslo in the distribution of vaccine doses.

“Throughout the corona pandemic, we have been the epicenter of infection, and this is still where the risk of infection is greatest. 

“That is why it is important that we get access to as many vaccines as soon as possible,” he said.

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