Over 500 fully vaccinated people in Norway infected with corona – FHI not worried

Corona vaccinationPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

More than 500 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus after being fully vaccinated, according to a report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI). However, the FHI is not worried.

More than 3 million Norwegians have been vaccinated with the first dose, and almost 40% of these have been fully vaccinated. Of the 1.7 million who have been fully vaccinated, a total of 529 people have nevertheless been diagnosed with coronavirus, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) writes.

According to FHI’s weekly report, that accounts for 0.03% of the fully vaccinated.

In Bergen, there have also been registered cases where fully vaccinated people have been infected. They usually become much less ill, chief infection control doctor Egil Bovim confirmed.

Not 100% effective

“No vaccine is 100% effective, but there are no more cases than expected in a city as large as Bergen,” he said.

“If you get symptoms, you should get tested, even if you are fully vaccinated,” Bovim added.

Chief physician Preben Aavitsland at the FHI says that infection among fully vaccinated people is expected and not worrying.

“Vaccination does not protect completely. Therefore, there will be some cases of infection among vaccinated, but those cases will mainly be less serious,” he told NRK.

“There is very little infection among the fully vaccinated, and very few serious cases. This is positive. That is precisely why we vaccinate,” he explained.

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